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Now Extended Thru March 3
Runtime: 65 minutes | No intermission.
Title: The Marsh Berkeley presents “Swimming With Lesbians”
Location: The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley
Contact Name: The Marsh Berkeley
Contact Number: (415) 282-3055
Contact Email: email@example.com
Ticket Cost: $25-$35 sliding scale; $50 and $100 reserved
Ticket Link: https://themarsh.org/shows_and_events/marshstream/marga-gomez-swimming-with-lesbians/
Set aboard the most notorious cruise ship on the high seas, The Celesbian, this solo romp follows a boatload of twisted characters including a disgraced lacrosse player yearning for her first lesbian affair, a captain who is always ready to go down on the ship, and an outwardly jovial but secretly meek bingo caller.
Havoc reigns when an old boarding school bully turns up threatening to expose dark secrets, while The Celesbian’s crew and cruisers navigate unbridled lust, endless buffets, and rogue waves.
Throughout the show Marga morphs into a boatload of twisted characters including: Isabelle a disgraced Lacrosse player yearning for her first Lesbian affair, Captain Debbie who is always ready to go down in the ship and the outwardly jovial but secretly meek bingo caller Pru Perez. Passengers look up to Pru as an alpha lesbian until the fateful day at sea when her old boarding school bully, Arlene, shows up on the Lezzo Deck ready to expose Pru’s darkest secret. Pru is forced to to sink or swim while The Celesbian’s crew and cruisers must navigate through lust, endless buffets and rogue waves. This seafaring story was hailed as having “all the makings of a great voyage, starting with scrumptious characters” by the San Francisco Chronicle.”
Following its run at The Marsh, Gomez’ fourteenth solo show, Swimming with Lesbians, will begin performances at New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club this spring.
About the Performer
Marga Gomez (She,Her,They) is the author and performer of 14 solo plays which include: Latin Standards; Spanking Machine; Not Getting Any Younger; lovebirds; Long Island Iced Latina; Los Big Names; A Line Around The Block; Memory Tricks.
Her plays have been produced nationally, internationally, and in New York at The Public Theater, 47th Street Theatre, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place, and La Mama Experimental Theatre Company Her acting credits include Off-Broadway and national productions of The Vagina Monologues, A.C.T’s Fefu and Her Friends, Ars Nova New York’s “Dr. Ride’s American Beachouse” and roles in Warner Bros films “Sphere” and “Batman Forever” and a guest role on Netflix “Sense8.”
Her awards include the GLAAD Media Award for Off-Broadway Theatre,The 2023 SFAC Artist Grant, The 2022 United States Artists Fellowship for Theater, The 2021 Center for Cultural Innovation Grant, The Los Angeles “Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress” and the 2010 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for “Best Performance.” Ms. Gomez is a winner of the 2023 “Best Comedian” Award from both 48 Hills and the Bay Area Reporter. She also teaches solo performance online via her website margagomez.com. Marga is thrilled to be back at The Marsh where she has premiered several solo shows including her first, Memory Tricks, in 1991.