Osterman Theatre Reading:
Red Speedo

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Mrs. Mannerly
January 3, 2018
West Coast Premiere
Queens Girl in the World
January 26, 2019

Red Speedo

Written By: Lucas Hnath
Directed By: Jayne Stevens

February 11 at 3:00pm
Tickets $15

Enjoy the work of our favorite new playwright, Lucas Hnath, who also wrote the 2017 Broadway hit A Doll’s House, Part II, and stay for a post-show discussion that includes coffee and cookies!

The Story
Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

The Cast
Ray: Sam Levi
Peter: Dennis Kelly
Lydia: Molly Bowman
Coach: Judson Williams
Stage Directions: Cyndy Smith-English

  • …[A] remarkable feat…a taut, incisive drama… The characters in RED SPEEDO are palpably, at times movingly, human in their complexity and weakness…but as the play gathers steam it broadens out to become a subtle indictment of the ethos that insists that winning is everything.
    The New York Times