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Convergence-Continuum presents ‘Swimming in the Shallows’

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Opens Friday, May 2, 2014, closes May 24, 2014

If you thought that “Lobster Alice” was…let us say…a bit out of the ordinary, then buckle your seatbelts for Convergence-Continuum is about to unleash another bizarre comedy onto the unsuspecting Cleveland population. This Cleveland premiere (written by Adam Bock) is the second play in C-C’s three play series “The Menagerie Surreal” which began with (of course) “Lobster Alice” and will conclude with Erin Courtney’s “A Map of Virtue” slated for June/July.

As for the story line, Barb has discovered that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight possessions. As she begins to give her stuff away, her husband Bob tries to keep up by replacing the lost pieces with new items. Donna is in love with Carla Carla and wants to marry her but Carla Carla is put off by the fact that Donna smokes. After Nick falls in love with a shark at the aquarium, they go on a date at the beach but Nick is trying not to sleep with the shark too fast. Add to this some dream sequences and a wedding and you can see this shaping up as evening of intrigue and fun.

“Swimming in the Shallows” is directed by convergence-continuum’s Lisa L. Wiley, and features company actors Amy Bistok, Rob Branch and Zac Hudak and newcomers to the Liminis stage Linda Sekanic, Monica Zach and Ryan Edlinger as the Shark.

Swimming in the Shallows opens Friday, May 2, 2014 and runs at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 24, 2014 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Reservations and information are available at convergence-continuum.org or (216) 687-0074.

The series is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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