Two Spent Swimmers: A Historical or Futuristic Play
By Sylvan (formerly Sally) Oswald
Directed by Jessica Brater
Produced by Stacey McMath
Lighting by Natalie Robin
Dramaturgy by Miriam Felton-Dansky
With: Devon Harlow, Jennifer Kidwell, and Zuzanna Szadkowski.
A ghost infects the air. The city can't sleep.
For Romulus and Remus, politics begin in bed.
In Two Spent Swimmers , cognitive technology meets the Romulus and Remus myth, folding four thousand years into the present. REM is trapped in a sleep chamber somewhere on the border between Philadelphia and Rome, while his twin brother, the corrupt King ROM, denies the kingdom's collapse. Can a tormented queen save the city from an epidemic of insomnia?
June 12-15, 2002
Brown University New Plays Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
February 8-10, 2002
Presented in association with Columbia University.