All in the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies by David Ives
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Grooms-to-be Josh and Brent are having the happiest day of their lives -- at least, they are supposed to be having the happiest day of their lives. The civil, respectable ceremony they have planned turns topsy-turvy when a crazy cast of loving friends and family are thrown into the mix. In the tradition of interactive classics like Tony n' Tina's Wedding, you're invited to attend the ceremony and join the newlyweds at their reception, where the family's hijinks will make you roar with laughter. Come and join in on a hilarious evening of dancing, singing and love. Learn More
The weather was warm but the a/c is good. I wore a skirt and blouse, but if you want to be part of the wedding fun, you should wear something a little more dressy -- what you would really wear to a wedding..A Big Gay North Hollywood Wedding: Two Grooms dress • Jun 16 2014 star this tip starred
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Featured review from Roger Thornhill
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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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Very witty material... if you are in the mood for some smart and funny playwrighting, this if for you. The cast does an admirable job with some very difficult dialogue and even singing. I particularly liked the three chimps trying to write...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.