Swimming While Drowning @ ArtsWest (West Seattle)
By Emilio Rodriguez
Directed by Roy Arauz
A story of love, poetry, and new beginnings.
When teenager Angelo Mendez decides to leave his home out of fear of further disappointing his homophobic father, he encounters a world he was not prepared for at an LGBT homeless shelter in Los Angeles. There he meets a fellow homeless teen who gives him a voice and unexpectedly introduces him to love. Angelo ultimately learns that all relationships, no matter how powerful, have an unfortunate time cap which he must cope with through his writing. A dark romantic comedy set in a homeless shelter. A story that is simultaneously gritty, sweet, funny, heartbreaking and real.
(Preview 9/28, opens 9/29)
Tickets ($18.50-$123.50, sliding scale available to all) here.