The Drowning Girls


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Regional Premiere

The Drowning GirlsThe Drowning Girls at the Arvada Center just outside Denver, Colorado.
By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Lynne Collins

Black Box Theatre
March 17 - May 21, 2017
Previews: March 15 – 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Performances: Thurs – Sat @ 7:30 p.m., Wed @ 1:00 p.m., Sun @ 2:00 p.m.

Please note, additional performances have been added on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Bus Stop , The Drowning Girls , and Waiting for Godot are performed in rotating repertory. Click the calendar below to see a schedule.

2017 Arvada Center repertory calendar

Ticket Pricing:
Previews $25
Performance run $45 all seats

"A strange, challenging and brilliant little play" - Juliet Wittman, Westword

"Director Lynne Collins has crafted a beautiful and meaningful whole." - Craig Williamson, North Denver Tribune

"They bring light and life to the macabre subject matter." - Patrick Dorn,

"Eerie and (dare we say “ethical”?) beauty..." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

"Enough heart, life and plenty of water to satisfy any audience." - Avery Anderson, Metropolitan

“You could say George Joseph Smith took our breath away.”

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their demise. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not so happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

There is no intermission during this performance. 

Come prepared! Read the Drowning Girls  study guide before your performance. Download the study guide here  and read about the production in this season's ArtsCentric !

Read The Drowning Girls Program

Please note: Some adult language


Talk Backs
Wed, April 5 after 1:00 p.m. performance
Fri, April 28 after 7:30 p.m. performance

Chats with the Cast

35 minutes be fore every performance a member of the ensemble will be in the Black Box Lobby greeting guests and answering questions about the show. After every performance members of the ensemble will be available for informal discussions about the performance.

The Drowning Girls Cast

Kate Gleason - Margaret


Jessica Robblee - Bessie


Emily Van Fleet - Alice

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth BlvdArvada, Colorado 80003-9985

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