Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock
March 8 - March 31, 2012
Swimming in the Shallows is the absurdly touching story of three couples trying to find their way. Barb and Bob are happily married, but when Barb finds out that Buddhist monks in Thailand only own eight things, she wonders if she should do the same. She starts giving away her possessions but Bob keeps buying her new ones. Donna wants Carla Carla to marry her, but Carla Carla doesn't like that Donna smokes – will she quit? Nick meets a cute 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. Filled with highly-idiosyncratic characters and uproarious situations, Bock traverses a contemporary world of gay weddings, heterosexual marriages, and American capitalism.