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by Adam Bock directed by Kent Nicholson

Opened: Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 8:00 pm
Performed: Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm & Sunday at 7:30 pm at Theatre Rhinocerous; October 7, 8 & 9 at 8:30 pm at 8th Street
Performed At: Theatre Rhinocerous, 2926 16th Street, San Francisco & 8th Street Studio, 2525 8th Street, Berkeley
Closed: Sunday, October 24, 1999

Adam: I wanted to write something simple. But complex. You know.

Kent: Yeah. Simplicity.

Adam: Yeah.

I would have laughed in the face of anyone who told me that a seventy-five minute play by a Canadian transplant Mission dweller would generate more critical hype than the works of Shakespeare and Euripides...Swimming garnered a handful of mentions in the Bay Guardian's Highlights for best actor (John Flanagan and Mary Eaton Fairfield) and director (Kent Nicholson), gained local notoreity for its author Adam Bock, and seems destined for some Bay Area Critic's Circle nominations. A first for us. Company member Richard Silberg added sound man to his long list of qualifications here as well.

Katie Bales as Donna
Mary Eaton Fairfield as Barb
John Flanagan* as The Shark
Dawn-Elin Fraser* as Carla Carla
Gene Thompson as Bob
Liam Vincent* as Nick
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Kent Nicholson, director
Gillian Chadsey, movement
Marin Van Young, costume design
Michael Frassinelli, set design and construction
Alex Lopez, lighting design
Richard J. Silberg, sound design
Benjamin Lovejoy, graphic design
Zahra Mahloudji & Gina Padilla, stage managers
Patrick Dooley, artistic director

Brad Rosenstein for SF Bay Guardian
Robert Hurwitt for SF Examiner
Joe Mader for SF Weekly
Leslie Katz for The Oakland Tribune
John Angell Grant for the Berkeley Daily Planet
Jean Schiffman for
Gene Price for The San Francisco Bay Times
Jeff Garza for The Write Word, Inc.
Kerry Reid for Back Stage West
Richard Dodds for Bay Area Reporter

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