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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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...continued
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