In Keian McKee’s Pollywog, the lead character is a woman named Polly. About to go on her first ocean swim, she has her mother’s ashes with her. As a child, Polly was being taught how to swim by her mother, but those lessons stopped suddenly when her mother had a debilitating stroke. The comedy follows the adult Polly on her swim as she encounters various characters from her past. There’s her mother (both pre- and post-stroke), her father (a former sailor, he’s a cemetery salesman) and several imaginary playmates (they helped Polly care for her mother). Oh, and a couple of Hollywood swim idols (think Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller) are also in the water.
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