All in the Timing

By David Ives

All in the Timing is a play that consists of five one-act comedies that combine wit, satire, intellect and just plain fun. The five one-acts are as follows:

The Sure Thing- A classic contemporary comedy where two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield via false starts, gaffes, and faux pas.

Words, Words, Words- A recollection of the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet and asks the question: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?

The Universal Language - A woman with a stutter and the creator and teacher of a wild comic language, Unamunda come together in this scene. Their dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics produce hilarious results.

The Philadelphia - A restaurant patron falls into a Twilight-Zone state called a Philadelphia where, hysterically, nothing is as it seems.

Variations on the Death of Trotsky - Here we see a Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber's axe he's discovered in his head.

Produced by Red Bud Players at the Columbus Middle School, 200 W. School St, Columbus.

Performances: May 11-19, 2002

May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm on Sundays

The show is scheduled to open its run May 11th with performances that Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and a special Mother's Day dessert performance Sunday May 12th at 2 p.m. Additional performances are set for May 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19th at 2 p.m.

All seats are $5 with tickets available at the door or in advance at Express Video in Columbus. A special free sneak preview will be part of the Red Bud Days celebration on May 11th at 11:30 a.m. on the Library lawn.

Call 920-623-0373 for reservations or more information.