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NJ Premiere of Quirky Comedy 'Swimming In The Shallows' Staged Sept. 8-23


SUMMIT, NJ - The Alliance Repertory Theatre Company will present the New Jersey premier of Adam Bock's off-beat comedy “Swimming in the Shallows,” opening Friday September 8 and continuing through September 23 at MONDO.

Directed by Michael Driscoll, “Swimming in the Shallows” is a quirky comedy is about a group of friends' exploration into everyday problems, anxieties and modern relationships, be they man-woman, woman-woman or man-shark. The fairy-tale like story is eccentric and funny, yet also very moving as it explores gay weddings, heterosexual marriages, American capitalism and the consequences of a love affair with a shark. It is an award-winning play described as "A screwy little jewel of a play", by the New York Times

The cast includes Gus Ibranyi as 'Nick', Debbie Bernstein as 'Barbara', Elissa Strell as 'Donna', Gordon Wiener as 'Bob', Sarah Kuhns as 'Carla Carla', and Sean Morgan as 'the Shark'.

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“Swimming in the Shallows” performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and include a Thursday night show September 14 at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 908-472-1502 or visit

MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue.

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