All in the Timing
by David Ives
Directed by Rob Gorman
February 23 – March 17, 2018
Matinees: March 4 and 11 at 2pm
“Deliciously good fun” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
“Intellectually stimulating and heartwarmingly amusing.” – Theatre Bloom
This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun in its portrayal of relationships, language, music, a revolutionary and a Philadelphia twilight zone experience.
The six one-acts in this collection include:
“Words, Words, Words”
recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?
“Variations on the Death of Trotsky”
shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber’s axe he’s discovered in his head.
“The Universal Language”
brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics – and of course, true love.
presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into a “Philadelphia,” a metaphysical state in which he cannot get anything he asks for.
“Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread”
is a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery.
Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
Producer – Pam Burks