|Friday Aug 01, 2014 8:00 PM - Saturday Aug 16, 2014 8:00 PM | $10.00
All in the Timing
Six One-Act Comedies
by David Ives
Sure Thing - a classic of contemporary comedy: Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as a bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
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?
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 pyrotechnics - and of course, true love.
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.
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. His only way out of the dilemma? To ask for the opposite of what he wants.
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.
Fresno Soap Co. Stage, Gallery & Studio
1470 N. Van Ness Ave. (Tower District - one block south of McKinley)
Fresno, CA 93728
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