Pool Play

Theater

Experimental theater

Various venues

Until Sat Mar 8

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  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

  • Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

    Pool Play

Photograph: Ryan Matthew Hall

Pool Play

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Erick

Funny, inventive, provocative and ingenious. A truly entertaining event and something you'll never see anywhere else. The text is rich and eloquent, the actors all totally invested, and the staging wonderfully imaginative and smart. Don't miss it!

John Nichols

Helen Shaw's review sinks without a trace. She makes factual mistakes (there was no overwhelming chlorine smell), and her poor writing grates (the phrase "she'll move heaven and insurance forms to wedge a text into it" is terrible for several reasons, starting with the mixed metaphor). Worst of all, Shaw doesn't understand the play. It's a creative, original, thought-provoking piece on the complicated and even mysterious world of the swimming pool, and the acting and directing are terrific. The play is certainly one of the best this year.

Jose

I thought this was a really charming piece, had a smile on my face throughout... enjoyed the discussion of pools as status symbols, and the racial history was well done too I thought... interesting how it eventually strayed from strictly pools to discuss our relation with water generally... Worst part of being in a pool was improvised seating and acoustics, but the cast handled it well (and no chlorine smells!)

Zoe

Helen Shaw and I saw totally different plays. The play I saw is funny, moving, made me think deeply about water and the environment, and made me laugh. What could be funnier then an avante-garde take on synchro, or being lectured by a fish? Awesome production. And the pool doesn't smell like chlorine at all.

Robert

I'm not always comfortable with immersive theater, but I found this play to be intriguing, unorthodox, yet universal. You won't experience another play like this.

Josie

I had no idea what a play in a pool would be, but the scenes are both interesting and funny comments about different people's experiences of pools, and there are musical numbers that really use the water in a new way. It's like a musical in a pool. Waaay cool.

Mariellen Sandford

A wonder-filled break from the tundra outside. Don't let the above description fool you: it's synchronized swimming with tongue firmly planted in cheek, and intelligent and winning music. It's immensely enjoyable and provocative. You will want to go swimming at once--and you will be all the more appreciative of the experience the next time you do. Go see it!

Sage

A fun, immersive experience! Entertaining to experimental theater fans and casual fans alike.

Sam

Incredibly creative!!! Unusual and terrific experience. A deep and entertaining meditation on water.