This is Not a Theater Company presents a revised version of its 2014 site-specific performance piece, which takes place entirely in an actual swimming pool. More…
With new text and scenes for 2017, 'Pool Play 2.0' invites audiences to sit at the edge of the pool with their feet in the water to enjoy synchronized swimming, a race or two, penguins, songs, and an exploration of America's long, joyful, and complicated relationship with water, swimming, and pools.
See it if ..you like being in the pool or if you enjoy theatre in unconventional venues.
Don't see it if ..you don't like the smell of chlorine. The acoustic in the swimming pool makes it hard to hear every single word but don't panic, it's OK
See it if you're open to some enjoyable pool side vignettes, buoyantly thought provoking , while splashing your feet, forgetting the chill outside..
Don't see it if can't stand water or the sight of a pool, not entertained with short scenes that make you think. Want only a play with a full story.
See it if You're really into the site specific.
Don't see it if You are looking for something that does more with the space than have actors spout downtown cliches in a reverb-y room and splash.
See it if you enjoy creative, out of the box, and quirky theatre that delves into some deep themes.
Don't see it if you want to be able to hear the actors clearly. Also, building a modern show around a pool is no easy task...