Theater Events / #PoolParty
Theater Event Hosted by Joe's Movement Emporium
Written by Jennifer Mendenhall and Directed by Angelisa Gillyard
How can you breathe when your head is always under water?
A young competitive swimmer is drowning in the shocking videos flooding her news feed. A beloved figure surfaces from the past to set the stage for his family’s story. Siblings share long-buried memories and honor their father’s courage in the face of discrimination. And the surprising truth of the doggy paddle is revealed...
#poolparty sheds light on an unexpected invitation that launches the family into motion: the discovery of historical documents at a private swim club leads to a reckoning with the past. Ally Theatre Company dives into the strange history of swimming pools and confronts the gates that still slam shut today.
Six actors evoke a host of vivid characters, swirling around the family at the heart of #poolparty. In a myth-busting demonstration of the fallacy of race, they flip from role to role – across type, time, and space – exposing the fatal consequences of racial prejudice:
Event Notice: Recommended for All Ages.
Event Dates: July 20 - July 21, 2018
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Event Location: Joe's Movement Emporium - 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712