The Zoo Story

The Zoo Story was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), produced in 1962 and based on the play by Edward Albee.

Jon Lennart Mjøen directed it.

The play was performed with The Hands of Euridice and with Javel hr. direktør* (Yes, Sir, Director).

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 23045)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 29, 1962
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions One-act Play, Theatre
Running period Navember 29, 1962  
Name Role
Edward Albee – Playwright
Jon Lennart Mjøen – Translation
Jon Lennart Mjøen – Direction
Kaare Hegle – Stage design
Thor Hjorth-Jenssen – Actor (Peter)
Willie Hoel – Actor (Jerry)
Stevelin Urdahl – Stage manager
Performance dates
Navember 29, 1962Hovedscenen (The Main Stage) – Opening night