“… A fascinating story of artistic frustration. Friends of a celebrated artist join her in her home and party like the old days when they were all struggling to get by. When she suffers a freak accident, they stay to help her convalesce but cannot contain the jealousy that has haunted them.”

director’s note from the original production of pool (no water) by Frantic Assembly.

Stage East’s first production of 2022, pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill, runs March 4-6 and 11-13, at Eastport Arts Center. Staged in the round in an 18-seat theater designed for the show, the piece is a visceral and highly physical work. The play was originally commissioned by the London-based physical theater company Frantic Assembly, in 2006. The story centers around a group of friends and artists and examines how success, envy, and chance shape our fates. 

Performances run March 4-6 and 11-13 at 7 pm. There are no matinee performances. Seating is extremely limited. Tickets are available via the Stage East site, or at the door. Strong language and adult themes are throughout the piece. pool (no water) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building.  

Brian Schuth, Jenie Smith, Damon Weston, and Lauren “L” Elwood are ‘The Group’ as they rehearse for Stage East’s next production “pool (no water)”.
Brandy Cogdill, scenic designer of Stage East’s upcoming pool (no water) is at work on a floor mural, upon which the cast will perform in the physical theater piece. Inspired by the famous Wynwood Walls in Miami, Cogdill’s painting is an abstracted woman’s face. Brandy was last seen on the EAC stage in Stage East’s Almost, Maine.