Red Speedo


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm


Hamline University: Bush Student Center Swimming Pool | Saint Paul, MN

Staged at an actual swimming pool! A play about an Olympic hopeful, a stash of drugs, and the American dream.
About this Event

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents


by Lucas Hnath

directed by Natalie Novacek

performed at Hamline University's swimming pool

Ray has swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. RED SPEEDO is a sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

RED SPEEDO runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets and Seating:

All tickets are pick-your-price: $15 - $50. The actual value of a ticket is $45, and patrons can choose to pay that amount, or less, or more.

RED SPEEDO is staged at an actual swimming pool. Seating is on benches. Choose from Main Floor Seating (benches to which we've added a portable stadium seat with cushion and back) and Upper Level Seating (wooden benches with no back). Within each section, seating is general admission.

There are two main-floor spots for patrons in wheelchairs. If you want these seats, buy a "Wheelchair Accesible" ticket rather than a "Main Floor" ticket. Any companions should purchase Main Floor tickets, and we'll reserve those companion seats next to the wheelchair seating.

Content warnings:

RED SPEEDO contains adult language, misogynistic language, reference to drug use, and violence.

Covid Policy:

  • Masks required on Sundays.
  • Masks encouraged on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • We do not require any proof of vaccination.

Location and Parking:

The swimming pool is located in the Bush Student Center at 1537 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. (Near Sundin Music Hall.)

A free lot, "Parking Lot B", is located one block east. Signs say "permit parking only," but you may safely park there for the show. Additional free parking is available on Hewitt Ave to the east, into the neighborhood.

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Where is it happening?

Hamline University: Bush Student Center Swimming Pool, 1537 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, United States

USD 15.00 to USD 50.00

Walking Shadow Theatre Company

Host or Publisher Walking Shadow Theatre Company

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