All in the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies by David Ives
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The last date listed for All in the Timing was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Each of the segments were well done, but my favorite was "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread." To explain why would be to give it away.
"Universal Language" was great to watch because of the cast. Though everyone in these one-acts does fine work, Dane Stauffer and Lucy Chambers stood out. Mr. Stauffer's enthusiasm and energy drive the piece, but Ms. Chambers' empathy and earnestness make it special. Most of the actors in these absurd situations give one-note, sketch-worthy caricatured performances (in all fairness, that is what usually suits the material). Even when she is not speaking there is so much going on behind her eyes you cannot help but care about what her character is after. Her character is the only one that feels like a real person.
The plays are smart, engaging, and comedic, but not laugh-out-loud funny. The whole show moves well and is never boring. Cast members do a fine job of running interference while others redress the stage for the next piece.
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David Ives loves words and the way we try to navigate life - sometimes poorly- through them. These plays are playful puzzles of language and theatrical form, with familiar characters who are longing to connect and get a little respect - even the...continued
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“Overall, this is a wonderfully enjoyable evening of theatre. The acting and direction are super, but it’s Ives the writer who deserves most of the credit. Like Mamet as a dramatist, Ives has a peculiarly fascinating perspective on life and living quite unlike his other contemporaries.” —broadwayworld.com (5 of 5 stars)
Crown City Theatre is using 2 different directors, each tackling 3 one-acts, to keep up with the merriment.