|Theatre arts presents absurdist comedy|
The Department of Theatre Arts will present its spring opener, the comedy "Swimming in the Shallows," by Adam Bock. A slightly absurd look at relationships, "Swimming in the Shallows" is the third offering of the Department of Theatre Arts 2007–2008 production season. Performance dates are Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 23. There is a free preview performance Monday, Feb. 18. Performances and matinee show times begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Burtness Lab Theatre.
"Swimming in the Shallows" examines the intimate relationships of three couples, including one in which a man has fallen in love with a shark. Playwright Adam Bock offers a uniquely amusing view of the contemporary life where even the love between a man and a shark is no less confusing than our emotions in any relationships. "Swimming in the Shallows" is the recipient of numerous awards since its premiere in 1999. Debra Berger, a graduate student in the Department of Theatre Arts is the director of the production, and Sara Schaal, also a graduate student in the department, is the set designer. Two students in the theatre arts undergraduate program are also involved in the design aspects of the production: Kim Mortenson who is the costume designer, and Eric Voight, who is the lighting designer.
The production does contain mature themes and scenarios. For more information and reservations please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587. All tickets are $12 or $6 with a student I.D. Free reserved parking is available on campus.