by Charlotte Jones
a comedy about despair
April 16 – May 4, 2024

Direction by Mel Rayford
Featuring Patricia Austin, Calie Bain, Jan Guarino and Kendall Walker.

Set in 1920’s England, Airswimming is based on the true story of two women, who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the “criminally insane” for having borne illegitimate children. Forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970’s, Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, to enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration. By turns very funny and moving, Airswimming reminds us of the forgotten women of these generations in both Britain and Ireland.

Opens Friday April 12, 2024, at 8 pm, following low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, February April 10 & 11 at 8 pm. Performances run Thurs-Sat evenings at 8 pm through May 4 with Sunday matinees at 4 pm and select Wednesdays at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 ($20 for the previews, $10 for students, always, and discounts for groups of 10 or more).

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