The Perfect Marriage, Sinking, In Swimming at Lankershim Arts Center
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The last date listed for Swimming was Saturday March 24, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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When a woman welcomes an uninvited guest to Thanksgiving dinner, an entire family is challenged and changed in Sovereign Body, an ambitious new drama from playwright Emilie Beck and the Road Theatre Company. Ranging in style from dream play to naturalism, Sovereign Body is a haunting look at a family's struggle to heal in the face of daunting adversity. Scott Alan Smith (That Good Night, Lady) directs this latest work from the celebrated writer of Number of People (which starred Ed Asner in the recent Pasadena Playhouse production) and Habeas Corpus. Learn More
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This was a wonderful play at a very intimate theater and it was a wonderful example of rich, interesting and thought provoking L.A. theater. I had no idea 90 minutes had gone by when it ended and the cast were so fluid and real that I already want to see it again.
Swimming is a modern-day cautionary tale of the destructive power of a lie. Set in rural Kansas, David and Denise meet, fall in love, and marry. But 10 years into their marriage, the early promise of a happy life together is disintegrating. Lies beget more lies as they struggle to keep their marriage afloat. In the spirit of William Inge, Edward Albee, and Donald Margulies, Swimming examines the challenges of commitment in the 21st century as hearts are broken in America’s heartland. When you’re in over your head, how long can you hold your breath?
by Steve Totland
directed by Meryl Friedman
About the Ticket Supplier: Road Theatre Company
Since the Road was founded in 1991, we have built a reputation for supporting, nurturing, and presenting new works. We are also deeply invested in our NoHo community and the neighborhood’s revitalization, and involve ourselves in community service and educational outreach.