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POLLYWOG
by Keian McKee
Directed by Matt Huff
July 31 - August 16, 2014 at 8:00pm (Thursday - Saturday and Mondays)
$20 general admission/$12 students and seniors, all Mondays pay-what-you-can
Studio 101, 1824 Spring St., Houston, TX, 77007

Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere of POLLYWOG by Keian McKee, July 31 - August 16, 2014 at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.  Directed by Atlanta-based Matt Huff, the play will feature several favorites of Houston theatre, including James Belcher, Celeste Roberts, Courtney Lomelo, Jason Duga and Autumn Clack.

Synopsis:
At sunrise, Polly wades alone into the spring waters of the Atlantic to begin her first ocean swim. In a small container secured to her body are her mother Jule’s ashes. This is no contest for fame or glory. Rather, Polly is seeking a genuine conclusion to swimming lessons prematurely halted at age nine when Jule suffered a stroke and Polly’s childhood effectively ended. Although physically alone on her journey, she carries within herself, and ultimately confronts, the main characters of her life: Jule, before and after her stroke; Esther and Johnny, Hollywood swim idols and Polly’s imaginary helpmates in Jule’s care; and her father Mort, a former sailor turned cemetery salesman.

 

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