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Theatre Arts Presents “Never Swim Alone”

September 27 - October 2


by Daniel MacIvor
directed by Jay Oney

September 27-October 1 at 7:30 pm

October 2 at 2:00 pm



The Playhouse Box Office Opens September 19, 9 am  to 1 pm

General Adm $15

Furman Associated $10

Students $5

SEASON PASS (4 FLEX TICKETS) $25 AVAILABLE NOW 864-294-2125 or online


Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor is a swift, funny satire about two alpha males and their ruthless competition for the title of “Top Dog.” The play is structured as a surreal egotistic boxing match: Frank and Bill, two guys in dark suits and bad ties, square off in a 13-round Battle Royale of vicious undermining and one-upmanship refereed by a seemingly anonymous woman.

But as their cage match grows increasingly bitter, a tragic story emerges implicating all three characters. We learn that the woman’s role as a referee is the result of a childhood swimming race between her, Frank, and Bill. It was a playful competition with tragic consequences that give the play its raw emotional core. – John Del Signore, The Gothamist 


September 27
October 2
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