Aug 10, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021


  • “The Civitan Pavilion”
  • World Premiere Written by Jennifer Vanderbes Directed by Ari Edelson

    When an old flame unexpectedly arrives at his East African research camp, famed primatologist (and self-proclaimed alpha male) Desmond Hawkes has no idea just how much his world is about to change. When it comes to love, the curious behavior of humans can only be matched by the chimpanzees in the surrounding forest.


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This is not your typical summer at The Rep!

This production will take place at the Little Rock Zoo.

Rep guests are asked to park and enter through the main entrance as you typically would while visiting the zoo. Once inside, our ushers will direct you to “The Civitan Pavillion”.

For more information on venue accessibility and available shuttle services, please visit our FAQs or contact Box Office at 501-378-0405 for more details to help plan your visit.

Production Team

  • Zach Kuhl

    Set Designer

  • Charlie Klauenberg

    Asst. Set Designer

  • Holly Payne

    Costume Designer

  • Mike Stacks

    Lighting Designer

  • Michael Heavner

    Sound Designer

  • Merit Glover

    AEA Stage Manager

  • Cast

  • Douglas Rees

    Desmond Hawkes

    See bio
  • Joseph Scott Ford

    Dana DaForest

    See bio
  • Talley Gale

    Jenna Barash

    See bio
  • Ari Edelson


    See bio