Jerry says that he wants to tell about his experience at the zoo. But by the end we can guess what he concluded there, because he gives us a long, dramatic account of trying to build a relationship with the snarling dog of his landlady. "I learned that neither kindness or cruelty attain anything beyond themselves," he says, adding that life requires a combination.
We learn far more about Jerry than we do about Peter, who remains more a reactor than an actor, in the non-thespian sense. This is understandable, that the comfortably upper-middle-class person would be more withholding — though, ironically, he has less to withhold. By the surprising, but in retrospect inevitable, conclusion, we understand them both all too well . . . sadly.
Both Chace and Morra so fully inhabit these characters that, as theater productions always hope, we feel we are eavesdropping in real life. Congratulations, Mixed Magic, on quite a memorable accomplishment.