Zoo Story Vitello Daily Herald

impressive … engrossing, cliché-free performance


Signal Ensemble earns praise for clean direction and strong acting, especially from Christopher Prentice, impressive as the troubled Jerry … Prentice (who turned in a chilling performance earlier this summer as the ruthless Sebastian in First Folio Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”) effortlessly delivers Albee’s dense, vivid dialogue. He conveys Jerry’s alienation and loneliness with detached sadness and tired resolve. A long, well-paced monologue about Jerry’s love-hate relationship with his landlady’s dog defines his engrossing, cliché-free performance nicely underscored by paranoia and longing.

Barbara Vitello
Daily Herald