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Swimming Upstream 11/02–12/23

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DETROIT—The world premiere of Swimming Upstream by Rich Rubin runs at The Detroit Repertory Theatre November 2 through December 23.

For tickets, fundraisers and information call or visit the Rep Box office, (313) 868-1347. Tickets can be purchased by phone using Visa or MasterCard or online at detroitreptheatre.com. There is no surcharge.

Climate change is affecting the world’s salmon, but Jen’s boss won’t let her report her findings. Her new love interest, a superhero aficionado, and her mother, a Ronald Reagan fan, question what they call (and Jen agrees that it is) a salmon obsession. As Jen encounters the zigs and zags of both her professional and personal relationships, she discovers that going with the flow is sometimes not a viable option and that swimming upstream is the only way to proceed.

Swimming Upstream is directed by resident company member Harry Wetzel (DEARBORN HEIGHTS). Last season Mr. Wetzel directed The Realization of Emily Linder. He is also a Rep company actor, appearing last season as Karl Marx in Capital, and resident set designer for the theater. His cast features Repertory veteran Sandra Love Aldridge (DETROIT), who portrays the  widowed mother of Jen. Raymond Jordan (DETROIT), portrays James, the boss of the University Biology Research Lab. Audrey Lovy (ROYAL OAK) portrays Jen. Stefanie Sambrano (CLINTON TOWNSHIP) is Val, Jen’s friend and fellow worker. Yianni Papadimos (SYLVANIA, OH) plays Matt, the superhero aficionado.

Photo: Audrey Lovy and Stefanie Sambrano

Show Times

  • Nov 2, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 3, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 4, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 4, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 5, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 5, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Nov 9, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 10, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 11, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 11, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 12, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 12, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Nov 16, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 17, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 18, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 18, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 19, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Nov 19, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 24, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 25, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 25, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Nov 26, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 26, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Nov 30, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 1, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 2, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 2, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 3, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 3, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Dec 7, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 8, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 9, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 9, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 10, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 10, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Dec 14, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 15, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 16, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 16, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 17, 2017

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 17, 2017

    7:30 pm

  • Dec 21, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 22, 2017

    8:30 pm

  • Dec 23, 2017

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 23, 2017

    8:30 pm

Theater Info

Detroit Repertory Theatre

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Theater Phone: 313-868-1347

13103 Woodrow Wilson

Detroit, MI 48238