The PTG production of At Home At The Zoo has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. PTG hopes to present a new production sometime in 2012. Thank you.The Phoenix Theater Group will present Edward Albee's play, At Home At The Zoo, from December 7th to December 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts at 294 N. Winooski Ave. in Burlington. The production cast includes Adam Cunningham as Jerry, Vivian Jordan as Anne and Mike DeSanto as Peter. The play is co-directed by Cunningham, who directs Act I, and Jordan, who takes on Act II. Albee wrote the iconic The Zoo Story in 1959 and subsequently wrote a prequel first act, At Home in 2005, creating a full-length play with the linking of the character Peter in both acts. Serving as an introduction to the evening, a short one act play, The Care and Feeding of Birds, by Ann Wuehler, will be performed by Lisa Steele and directed by DeSanto. Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Seniors and Student tickets are $10.00. Open Seating.Phoenix owner Mike DeSanto announced the formation of Phoenix Theater Group just weeks after opening The Gallery at Phoenix Books. The mission of the Phoenix Theater Group is to produce an eclectic offering of contemporary plays that present strong political, social or philosophical statements which speak to current and universal issues in our society. Actors will demonstrate their skills in productions that are faithful to the playwright’s intentions. Plays which have minimal production requirements will allow for the emphasis to be on the play and the performers. Mike DeSanto is the artistic director/producer of the group.DeSanto says "I seek plays that are didactic in the classical sense, in that the play teaches the audience about life - the way early Greek plays taught citizens the right way to be citizens. I sense a dearth of challenging theater in the area and want to produce plays with roles actors can really get their teeth into and wrap their minds and imaginations around - roles that are provocative and new. I'd love to form a core group that keeps coming back to do plays."The Phoenix Theater Group will seriously consider producing plays by local authors, as well as plays by talented new and emerging playwrights. Gender-neutral casting will be considered when appropriate. The group will be funded by private sources, and efforts to gain 501.c.3 status are underway. The intention is to use the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts as the home stage, but future productions could be staged at any venue in the region. Submissions by local authors may be made directly to Phoenix Theater Group, c/o Mike DeSanto, 34 Valley View Drive, Milton, VT. 05468. Inquiries may also be made at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 802-363-6116.