What's New at the Zoo

by  Tim Kelly

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

Here's a joyful little fable that pokes gentle and hilarious fun at the human condition. Manfred Sparrowhill, a young zoologist who lives near a forest, manages to turn a clever ape into a human being. He plans to introduce his experiment at a luncheon that his snobbish sister is giving for a...

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What's New at the Zoo

by  Tim Kelly

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Here's a joyful little fable that pokes gentle and hilarious fun at the human condition. Manfred Sparrowhill, a young zoologist who lives near a forest, manages to turn a clever ape into a human being. He plans to introduce his experiment at a luncheon that his snobbish sister is giving for a soft-drink tycoon and his wife. Although the experiment looks human enough, his behavior is outrageous. Twists and turns bring this easy-to-stage one-act to a delightfully surprising climax.
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Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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