by Leonard Melfi
Synopsis: Luke, thirty, has finally broken away from his parents and moved to a Manhattan roach infested, furnished room-- and he's just been robbed of all his belongings, including expensive gifts from his family. A meeting with the building's cleaning lady turns into an afternoon of revelations. Painful and embarrassing truths lead to temporary comfort and understanding human contact.
The Zoo Story
by Edward Albee
Synopsis: To escape his wife, two daughters and two parakeets Peter sits on a bench in Central Park, reading and thinking. Jerry joins him, having just been to the zoo. He draws the unwilling Peter into conversation and extracts information from him. In return Jerry supplies Peter with a curious medley of information about his wanderings in New York. The outcome of the meeting is a willing death for one of them.