Red Speedo

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Ray's 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. 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.

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"“The Red Speedo” is really excellent theatre, no holds barred, adrenaline-infused, thought-provoking and powerful…and I highly recommend it. The writing is effortless, quick and smart and a bit nerve-wracking at times and very, very funny."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Obie-winning Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (The Christians, A Doll's House, Part 2) takes on Sex, Drugs, and Olympic Sports in Red Speedo, the theatrical equivalent of a Raging Waters thrill ride now getting a gold-medal Southern California Premiere at the Road on Magnolia."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Michael Van Duzer
"Hnath's characters hurl his Mamet-tinged dialog like weapons. But mere words won't suffice. Belligerent testosterone rages throughout the play, culminating in a shocking scene of bloody violence. Doping may be the context, but the conflict is more primal. Winning is all. And achieving that win makes everyone's morals more malleable."

sweet - Michael Van Duzer - ShowMag - ...read full review


"...This all briskly unfolds in Stephen Gifford's sleekly designed gym, complete with a small pool whose blue water is cleverly accentuated by Derrick McDaniel's lighting. The actors turn in first-rate performances under Joe Banno's direction. - RECOMMENDED "

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Unfortunately, the fine direction by Joe Banno, good perrformances by a group of actors, and the neat scenic design with a pool by Stephen Gilford, is wasted on an unworthy play."

sour - Carol Kaufman Segal - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"Director Joe Banno's direction never eases up through the 90-minute intermission-less play which contains multiple scenes. The action never flags and the right-on dialogue flows easily from Banno's talented quartet of actors."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


"“The Red Speedo” is really excellent theatre, no holds barred, adrenaline-infused, thought-provoking and powerful…and I highly recommend it. The writing is effortless, quick and smart and a bit nerve-wracking at times and very, very funny."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Obie-winning Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (The Christians, A Doll's House, Part 2) takes on Sex, Drugs, and Olympic Sports in Red Speedo, the theatrical equivalent of a Raging Waters thrill ride now getting a gold-medal Southern California Premiere at the Road on Magnolia."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Michael Van Duzer
"Hnath's characters hurl his Mamet-tinged dialog like weapons. But mere words won't suffice. Belligerent testosterone rages throughout the play, culminating in a shocking scene of bloody violence. Doping may be the context, but the conflict is more primal. Winning is all. And achieving that win makes everyone's morals more malleable."

sweet - Michael Van Duzer - ShowMag - ...read full review


"...This all briskly unfolds in Stephen Gifford's sleekly designed gym, complete with a small pool whose blue water is cleverly accentuated by Derrick McDaniel's lighting. The actors turn in first-rate performances under Joe Banno's direction. - RECOMMENDED "

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Unfortunately, the fine direction by Joe Banno, good perrformances by a group of actors, and the neat scenic design with a pool by Stephen Gilford, is wasted on an unworthy play."

sour - Carol Kaufman Segal - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"Director Joe Banno's direction never eases up through the 90-minute intermission-less play which contains multiple scenes. The action never flags and the right-on dialogue flows easily from Banno's talented quartet of actors."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review