Its An Ives Thing
The audience will decide before the performance which six of nine one-acts they wish to see, and then sit back for the craziness and perhaps interact with the denizens of David Ives crazy world!
THE STORIES: 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. (1 man, 1 woman.) 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? (2 men, 1 woman.) THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE 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 pyrotechnicsand, of course, true love. (2 men, 1 woman.) etc...etc...
Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award. This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately. "Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetryALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." The New York Times.
"Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the 'play' back in playwrightA wondrous wordmaster." Time Magazine. "An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatreA playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives." New York Magazine.
Restless Artists Theatre (View)
295 20th street
sparks, NV 89503
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|