#poolparty sheds light on an unexpected invitation that launches the family into motion: the discovery of historical documents at a private swim club leads to a reckoning with the past. Ally Theatre Company dives into the strange history of swimming pools and confronts the gates that still slam shut today.

Six actors evoke a host of vivid characters, swirling around the family at the heart of #poolparty. In a myth-busting demonstration of the fallacy of race, they flip from role to role – across type, time, and space – exposing the fatal consequences of racial prejudice:

How can you breathe when your head is always under water? ​

Presented by Ally Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$15 - $25

Discount Tickets Available Use code DIVEIN thru May 31 for $15 tickets

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Box Office Phone: 301-699-1819

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/23/2018 - 07/21/2018
Sunday 04:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 07/09/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 06/22/2018 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 06/24/2018 (All day)
Performer Role
Ivana (Tai) Alexander Regina
Lori Pitts Roya
Shaquille Stewart Ro
Jonathan Miot Ricky
Keith E Irby Ray, Sr.
Ronald (Eli) Benson Ray
Production Personnel
Jennifer Mendenhall
Angelisa Gillyard
Costume Designer
Asia-Anansi McCallum
Set Designer
Jimmy Stubbs
Sound Designer
Kevin Alexander
Lighting Designer
Alex Davis
Projections/Media Designer
Hope Villanueva


Joe's Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
About the Venue:
Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 visitors annually. Through programs and productions in education, performing arts, and work readiness, Joe’s integrates progressive education, creativity, and youth development.

Getting There

  • West Hyattsville (Green Line)
  • Take the train to West Hyattsville. Take a short bus ride on the F1 or F2 bus. ALL BUSES STOP AT 34th STREET AND RHODE ISLAND AVE IN MT RAINIER. Walk up 34th Street to the first stop sign and make a left on Bunker Hill Road, Joe’s is immediately on your left.


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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