Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
What: 
All in the Timing
When:
 Feb. 24-27, 2005
Where: 
Stage 2
Contact: 
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284
 

For Immediate Release

Feb. 18, 2005

CONTACT:  Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima’s theatre department presents comedic All in the Timing

 The Theatre Department at The Ohio State University at Lima will present All in the Timing by David Ives at 8 p.m., Feb. 24-26, 2005, and 2 p.m., Feb. 27, 2005, in Stage 2, the new studio space in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts complex in Reed Hall.

All in the Timing is a series of six hilarious one-act plays that take the audience on a sidesplitting tour of the odd world of David Ives, whose works “constitute a virtual stress test of the English language” while delighting audiences the world over.

Tickets are  $6 for adults, $5 for students, and $4 for seniors and children 12 and under. Seating is limited. For information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382 or visit www.lima.osu.edu.

The six, one-act plays include:

  1. Sure Thing.  Two people meet in a café 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.

  1. The Philadelphia.  A young man in a restaurant has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a twilight-zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for.  His only way to get out of the dilemma?  To ask for the opposite of what he wants.

  1. Words, Words, Words.  There’s an old philosophical adage:  three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet.  But, what would they talk about while at their typewriters?

  1. The Universal Language.  Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator of Unamunda, a wild comic language, meet for a language lesson.  A display of verbal pyrotechnics and, of course, true love.

  1. A Singular Kinda Guy.  Mitch never felt he fit in—until he realized that he was really a typewriter at heart in a world of word processors.

  1. Variations on the Death of Trotsky.  We meet 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.

 

Director is Jennifer Schlueter and producer Brad Steinmetz.

The cast members include:

Sure Thing

Betty.......................................... Megan Collar of Columbus Grove

Bill..................................................... David Ames of Harrod

 

Words, Words, Words

Kafka..................................................... Jeanine Meyer of Botkins

Milton.................................................. Heather Wavra of Delphos

Swift..................................................... Tim Whitehead of Harrod

 

A Singular Kinda Guy

Mitch...................................................... John Hines of Kenton

 

The Universal Langauge

Don.................................................. Tim Whitehead of Harrod

Dawn............................................. Kristi Gayheart of Lima

 

The Philadelphia

Al........................................................... Tim Whitehead of Harrod

Mark............................................................ David Ames of Harrod

Waitress.................................................. Jeanine Meyer of Botkins

 

Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Trotsky....................................................... Daniel Fraley of Alger

Mrs. Trotsky............................ Jennifer Poeppelman of Fort Loramie

Ramon...................................................... David Ames of Harrod

 

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 Editors’ Note:  Dress rehearsals are planned at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21-Wed., Feb. 23, 2005. If you are interested in attending, call (419) 995-8284 to confirm start times.

 

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