Friends of the Avenue of the Arts Theater Club: The Art of Swimming

Friday, Dec 15, 6:30pm
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Tiny Dynamite presents A Play, a Pie, and a Pint

an American premiere by Lynda Radley
December 15, 2017

HeadHouse Cafe, 122 Lombard St
$10, includes a Pizza slice and a beer or soda
A single actor takes us on an imaginative adventure to rediscover the story of Mercedes Gleitze, one of the great athlete-celebrities of her time. In 1927, after 26-year-old Gleitze successfully swims the 20-mile crossing of the frigid English Channel, an even greater challenge emerges. Detractors-skeptical of women’s athleticism-claim her achievement is a hoax, setting Gleitze on a course that would forever change both her life and the perceptions of women in sports. Told with inventive props, enchanting surprises, and accompanied by live music, The Art of Swimming will inspire anyone who has ever tested the motto, “Nothing great is easy.”  

Two tables are reserved for the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts.

Tickets are discounted to Friends of the Avenue of the Arts members at only $10
122 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147