Word for Word presents

John Cheever: "The Swimmer"

An Off the Page Reading

Monday, December 3 | 7 PM at Z Space
Directed by Joel Mullennix

Off the Page staged readings are the first step in developing a Word for Word production—taking a short story from the page to the stage. Come see the very first steps of our process, and, after the reading, let us know what you think! 

Running time 1 hour, with no intermission.

Join us for “The Swimmer” by JOHN CHEEVER. This “brilliant chronicler of American suburbia led a tortured double life filled with sexual guilt, alcoholism and self-loathing.” (THE GUARDIAN). He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". 

Suggested donation of $20 per ticket—add a gift to Word for Word when reserving your tickets online, or make a cash contribution at the door. 

Want reserved seating at Z Space-based Off the Page performances? Make a gift of $125 in support of Word for Word and we'll save you seats up close! Contact Abigail Pañares at for more information.



Molly Benson
Adam Elder*
John Fisher*
Blythe de Oliveira Foster*
Ryan Tasker*

*Member AEA