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Two plays entertain on one stage

TWO PLAYS ONE SHOW — Karene S. Vocque and Matthew Udall star as Wife and Husband in the absurd comedy "The Problem." J. Lee Vocque is Jerry to Arlon Carlson's Peter in the shockingly dramatic "The Zoo Story." Photo by Kris Hunt
TWO PLAYS ONE SHOW — Karene S. Vocque and Matthew Udall star as Wife and Husband in the absurd comedy "The Problem." J. Lee Vocque is Jerry to Arlon Carlson's Peter in the shockingly dramatic "The Zoo Story." Photo by Kris Hunt

Shocking revelations, ironic comedy and pure human needs fill two brilliant one-act plays in August with Bob and Ro Productions in the Studio Theatre.

First, in A.R. Gurney’s “The Problem,” a woman has an announcement, surprising her husband and leading to a series of revelations in this absurd comedy about keeping the passion alive.

Then, in “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee, two men meet in a park. One wants to be alone with his thoughts; the other is desperate for human contact. The two of them begin a conversation filled with ironic humor and dramatic suspense that ends in a violent and shocking comment on the human condition.

Here are two plays, each complete within themselves, that together will create a thought-provoking and intense theatrical experience.

Bob and Ro Productions presents “The Problem” and “The Zoo Story” on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., through Aug.28. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 seniors and $15 students, and can be arranged by calling the box office at (877) 532-7171 between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, The Studio Theatre, 1028 R St. in Sacramento.

The play contains some strong language.

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