Red Speedo

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Markus Potter
January 26 - February 24, 2018


RED SPEEDO is a new American play about a young gifted swimmer facing the high stakes challenges of the sports world on the eve of his qualifying race for the Olympic team. The language in this play reflects the realities of that world of agents, coaches and competitors, including some F-bombs and two uses of the C-word and references to performance enhancing drugs. There is also a fight scene that includes some fairly graphic stage violence.

The language and action of this play are appropriate for the theme and setting, but for that reason, it has an R-rating and may not be appropriate for children under the age of 17.

Ray's swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. Pressure builds as he confronts the lure of a deal with Speedo, the perils of family and the unforgiving weight of success.

A sharp and compelling play about swimming, survival of the fittest and the America dream of a level playing field or of leveling the field yourself.


Directed by Markus Potter^
Scenic Design by Dipu Gupta+
Costume Design by Christina Dinkel
Lighting Design by Kurt Landisman+
Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers+
Fight Direction by Dave Maier
Stage Managed by Megan McClintock

Michael J. Asberry*
as Coach
Max Carpenter*
as Ray
Rosie Hallett*
as Lydia
Gabriel Marin*
as Peter