Swimming in the Shallows

Written by Adam Bock

Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Featuring El Beh, Maro Guevara, Melanie Marshall, Adam Niemann, Richard Reinholdt, and Beth Wilmurt. Sound design and stage management by Dani Chaparro.

Watch the reading February 1 through 15, 2021


Barb finds out that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight things -- and wonders if that is all she wants. She starts giving away her things but her husband Bob keeps buying her new ones. Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla Carla doesn't like that Donna smokes. Nick meets a shark at the aquarium -- they go on a date to the beach and Nick tries not to sleep with the shark too fast. Plus dream sequences. Plus a wedding.

Run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Season Sponsors: DeYoe Wealth Management | Carol Amyx & Don Kaufman | Craig & Kathy Moody | Richard Nelson & Jan Berman | Bibi Tiphane | Tamara White

How to watch Swimming in the Shallows on demand

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  1. Go to the Vimeo page at vimeo.com/ondemand/swimmingintheshallows and click on the "Buy $20" button about half-way down the page on the right-hand side. You will have an option to add a promotional code later for pay-what-you-can pricing. Please note that all promotional codes are listed in the video's description on Vimeo!
  2. In the pop-up that appears, you'll either log in to your existing Vimeo account, or you'll be asked to create a new account. You must make an account, as that's what attaches your video to you! Making an account is free and just requires your name and preferred email.
  3. Once you either log in or create an account, Vimeo will direct you to a payment screen. If you wish to apply a discount, click on "Apply Promo Code" at the bottom and enter your preferred promotional code.
  4. Click "Continue" to be taken to the payment information screen. Enter your preferred credit or debit card number, then click the blue "Buy" button to process the order.
  5. You're done! You will be able to either watch the video, or can come back and watch it later! Please note that this is a rental and must be watched within a week of the performance. Vimeo will also send you an email with the link if you'd like to come back to it later.

Get tickets

Swimming in the Shallows is currently available for rent as a video on demand! Please note that promotional codes for pay-what-you-can pricing are listed in the video's description on Vimeo!

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