SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS

by Adam Bock
Barb wants to get rid of her things, but her husband Bob keeps replacing everything. Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla doesn't like that Donna smokes. Nick goes on a date to the beach with a shark, and tries not to sleep with the shark too fast. Plus dream sequences. Plus a wedding.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running Time: 80-85m
  • Cast: 3 f, 3m
Reviews

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"One shouting match between Bob and Barb - go ahead, say the names out loud - is worth the price of admission by itself... A screwy little jewel of a play ... It's as unconventional a conventional look at love as you'll find."

Steven McKnight, DC Theater Scene

"Describing Swimming in the Shallows as a quirky little comedy with surreal touches would be accurate, but that description alone would fail to convey what a smart and entertaining production awaits you."

David Ng, Village Voice

"A sweetly absurdist view of life ... By staying resolutely in shallow, frolicsome waters, the play manages to achieve something unexpectedly, if quietly, profound."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Alliance Repertory Theatre Co. Rahway, NJ
Feb 4, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016 San Francisco State University, School Of Theatre & Dance San Francisco, CA
Sep 24, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 Broken Spectacle Productions Bowling Green, OH
Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015 Piven Theatre Workshop Evanston, IL
Apr 29, 2015 - May 17, 2015 Kitchen Theatre Company Ithaca, NY
Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 Department of Theatre and Dance Memphis, TN
Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 11, 2014 Theater Department, Brooklyn College, City University of New York Brooklyn, NY
May 2, 2014 - May 24, 2014 Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH
Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
Nov 14, 2013 - Nov 23, 2013 Ohio University School Of Theater Athens, OH
Aug 17, 2013 - Sep 8, 2013 Theatre Out Santa Ana, CA
Jul 13, 2013 - Aug 9, 2013 Pier One Theatre Homer, AK
Jun 5, 2013 - Jun 8, 2013 Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Apr 18, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013 Dramatic Repertory Company Portland, ME
Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 2, 2012 Quinnipiac University Black Box Theater Hamden, CT
Oct 11, 2012 - Nov 2, 2012 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
Aug 17, 2012 - Sep 1, 2012 Back Hand Productions Concord, CA
Mar 8, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 Salem Theatre Company Salem, MA
Mar 6, 2012 - Mar 6, 2012 Martin Tanner Productions Kansas City, MO
Oct 13, 2011 - Oct 22, 2011 Cake Productions New York, NY
Sep 23, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011 Wertheim Black Box Theatre Miami, FL
Jun 4, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011 InnerMission Productions San Diego, CA
Apr 28, 2011 - May 8, 2011 Odeum Theatre Company Tulsa, OK
Mar 31, 2011 - Apr 16, 2011 Iron Crow Theatre Company Baltimore, MD
Nov 5, 2010 - Nov 6, 2010 Washington College Chestertown, MD
Aug 12, 2010 - Aug 22, 2010 Ottawa Arts Court Foundation Ottawa, ON
Apr 14, 2010 - Apr 18, 2010 In the Light Productions New York, NY
Mar 10, 2010 - Mar 11, 2010 Macalester College St. Paul, MN
Nov 5, 2009 - Nov 14, 2009 Wheaton College Norton, MA
Oct 15, 2009 - Oct 25, 2009 New Ground Theatre Davenport, IA
Aug 28, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 Adam And Cole Productions New York, NY
Apr 23, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009 Emory & Henry College Dept. Of Theatre Emory, VA
Jul 11, 2008 - Jul 26, 2008 Langhorne Players Newtown, PA
Feb 19, 2008 - Feb 23, 2008 University Of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
Feb 6, 2008 - Mar 8, 2008 Catalyst Theater Company Washington, DC
Aug 25, 2007 - Aug 25, 2007 North Dakota State University Fargo, ND
May 17, 2007 - May 27, 2007 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
May 15, 2007 - Jun 3, 2007 Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ
Apr 20, 2007 - Apr 21, 2007 Next Stage Productions C/o Long Wharf Theatre New Haven, CT
Dec 7, 2006 - Dec 9, 2006 The Philaletheis Society Of Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 15, 2006 - Oct 1, 2006 OpenStage Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Jun 24, 2006 - Jul 15, 2006 Pegasus Theater Monte Rio, CA
Feb 10, 2006 - Mar 6, 2006 Washington Ensemble Theatre Seattle, WA
Nov 18, 2005 - Dec 4, 2005 Philadelphia Theatre Workshop Philadelphia, PA
Sep 20, 2005 - Oct 16, 2005 Salt Lake Acting Company Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 6, 2005 - Jan 23, 2005 Theatrefront Toronto, ON
Jun 28, 2005 - Jul 17, 2005 Second Stage Uptown New York, NY
Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005 Cal Rep Long Beach Long Beach, CA
Jan 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2004 MetaTheatre Los Angeles, CA
Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2003 Pisces Moon Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2003 Red Barn Theater Key West, FL
Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 2003 Kitchen Theater Ithaca, NY
Jan 1, 2002 - Dec 31, 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ,
Jan 1, 2001 - Dec 31, 2001 Hen and Chickens London,
Jan 1, 2000 - Dec 31, 2000 Shotgun Players San Francisco, CA
Jan 1, 2000 - Dec 31, 2000 Coyote Theater Boston, MA