THE ANIMALS, by Amina Henry
Please note that there is no late seating for this show.
Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
If a show is sold out, a wait list will start at the door, at 7:30 pm.
Thursday - Saturday, June 30 - July 2
Thursday - Saturday, July 7 - 9
All shows at 8 pm
"The Animals" is a wicked look at a year in the life of the teachers at Peabody Elementary School, depicting their quarterly struggle to maintain their humanity. Amina Henrys darkly comic play alights in the teachers break room every month, tracking their progress and regress over the course of the year. New recruit Dot Banks strives for perfection while dealing with a wayward student, a demanding mother, an alarming eating disorder and the dramas of the veteran teachers at the school. With exhilarating highs and devastating lows, the schoolteachers work their way through the school year amidst demanding parents, unruly students, standardized testing and the piling-on of personal crises.
Playwright: Amina Henry
Director: Gretchen Van Lente
Melissa Diaz * (appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)
Stage Manager: Lauren Graneto
Production Team: Angelica Borrero and Christopher Cancel
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238