The Swallowing Dark

by Lizzie Nunnery

Directed by Claire Moyer

“Can the truth ever be turned into a clear, consistent story? That’s one of the troubling questions that underlie The Swallowing Dark, Lizzie Nunnery’s powerfully suggestive new play.”—The Independent

Liverpool has been home to Canaan and his young son for 5 years after fleeing Robert Mugabe’s brutal regime in Zimbabwe. They could now lose asylum as the choices Canaan made to stay alive are thrown under the harsh light of interrogation. Mythical stories of Zimbabwe blend into both the dreams and waking hours of Canaan and the
officer assigned to re-evaluate his asylum status.

Presented at the The Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake, 302 S Hicks Street, Philadelphia.
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Dates and Showtimes

Wed 10/4 7pm Preview
Thurs 10/5 7pm Preview
Fri 10/6 8pm Opening Night
Sat 10/7 8pm
Sun 10/8 2pm
Wed 10/11 7pm The Takeaway*
Thurs 10/12 7pm
Fri 10/13 8pm
Sat 10/14 8pm
Sun 10/15 2pm
Wed 10/18 7pm The Takeaway
Thurs 10/19 7pm
Fri 10/20 8pm
Sat 10/21 8pm
Sun 10/22 2pm

*The Takeaway is a post-show exploration of the play’s themes and relevant events by guest scholars and theater practitioners.

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