POOL PLAY 2.0
With new text and scenes for 2017, Pool Play 2.0 takes place entirely in a swimming pool, and invites audiences to come sit at the edge of the pool with their feet in the water (yes! 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.
Conceived and directed by Erin B. Mee
Original text by Jessie Bear and Charles Mee
"Pool Play 2.0 exemplifies the kind of thoughtful playwriting that ponders a singular, universal concept so deeply and from so many angles that the subject matter becomes almost mystical in its metaphorical relevance to humanity."
"Pool Play 2.0 hits a lot of points—racism, consumerism, environmentalism, the loss of childhood fearlessness—but it hits them well. Its episodic nature lends the feeling that all of life could be captured in this 70-minute play, much like, as Sherlock Holmes muses in one story, a scientist could infer the possibility of the Atlantic from a single drop of water. And, like all of the work I’ve previously seen from this company, it does all of this while delivering consistently remarkable entertainment and brilliantly timed comedy. Pool Play 2.0 might just be their best work yet."
"Each of [its] tantalizing interludes could be expanded into a satisfying theatrical experience in and of itself. But like water itself—and the issues it raises, the narrative refuses to be contained."