Pin It
.
Favorites

THEATER | "Swimming to Cambodia" 

In 1983 Spalding Gray played in the movie "The Killing Fields" — and, being Spalding Gray, he later wrote a long dramatic monologue that wandered among his experiences making the film, his memories of the Vietnam Era, and his life in New York in the 1980's. "Swimming to Cambodia" was a great success in numerous venues (including Rochester's Pyramid Arts Center, where Gray performed it in 1990) and was made into a movie itself (with Gray) in 1987. It may be difficult to separate Spalding Gray from this work, but local actor Justin Rielly gave "Swimming to Cambodia" a try last fall in a staged reading at the Rochester Fringe Festival, with great success; he's bringing it back to MuCCC this weekend for another look. After the Friday night performance, MuCCC hosts a discussion with Gray's widow, Kathleen Russo.

Aspie Works presents "Swimming to Cambodia" on Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 8 p.m. both nights. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. muccc.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the date of the after-show talk-back with Kathleen Russo.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by David Raymond

Browse Listings

Submit an event

DeTour: T.A.R.D.I.S. @ Memorial Art Gallery

The The: From Dusk Until Dawn @ Memorial Art Gallery

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter Evening Meeting @ First Baptist Church of Rochester

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter Evening Meeting @ First Baptist Church of Rochester

The Rochester Chapter of Ikebana International is hosting its first evening workshop...

View all of today's events »

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
The Pride Divide
Feeling excluded from the Rochester Pride festival, queer and trans people of color create their own spaces. read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2018 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.