Monday, December 29, 2014

NJ REP TO STAGE US PREMIERE OF PLAY ABOUT SOCIALITE-DIPLOMAT WITH A PAST

Swim poster Ritz

SWIMMING AT THE RITZ
By Charles Leipart

WHEN: Sneak Previews: Thursday, January 8, and Friday, January 9, 8 PM; Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, January 10, 8 PM; Regular Performance Schedule through February 1, Thursdays & Fridays 8 PM; Saturdays 3 PM & 8 PM; Sundays 2 PM & select Sundays 7 PM
WHERE:
New Jersey Repertory, 179 Broadway, Long Branch
TICKETS: Sneak Previews $40; Opening Night: $60; Regular Ticket Price: $43; Discounts to Seniors (65+), full-time students (13-23), and groups of 10 or more
Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732.229.3166
Discounts and coupons not valid on Saturday nights
For more information about New Jersey Repertory Company please visit www.njrep.org

NJ Rep produces the U.S. Premiere of Charles Leipart’s Swimming at the Ritz, based on the real-life events of socialite Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman, who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to France in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

She was dubbed the ultimate “party girl” among society’s elite, the last courtesan of her time. Living the idyllic life at the luxurious Ritz in Paris for years, Harriman, who was married to the son of Winston Churchill, among others, had no problem spending her step children’s inheritance on her extravagant lifestyle. But her stepchildren had enough and conspired with their attorneys to shut her down.

On the edge of losing everything, Harriman is left with her only remaining friend, a handsome young Italian valet at the Paris Ritz Hotel. There, she reveals her journey from man to man and bed to bed, in a funny, yet compelling tour-de-force.