About All In The Timing

Directed by Luke Howell

Starring:  Daniel Hagberg, Emily Gates, Kate Scally Howell, Griffin Alan Ogg, Elena Quach, Roberta Rubin & Robert Sanchez

All in the Timing is a series of one-act comedies. In SURE THING, 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. The next scene 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? Act I ends with THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE which 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.  Act II opens with PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD, a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery. Next, THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for. Finally, 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.

Arizona Rose Theatre

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