Laughs! Romance! Wordplay!
For its first staged show, For the Whim Productions (FTW) presents David Ives’ hilarious and offbeat collection of comedic one acts, All in the Timing. Performances will be April 25-28 at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center in Elmer, NJ. Tickets available here: http://www.forthewhimtickets.com
All in the Timing is a collection of one-act comedies by American playwright David Ives, written between 1987 and 1993. It premiered Off-Broadway in 1993 at Primary Stages, and was revived there in 2013. It was first published as a collection of six plays; however, the current collection contains fourteen. The short plays focus on language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and its meaning, as well as complications involved in romantic relationships.
This FTW production will include:
- Sure Thing: A man and a woman meet for the first time in a cafe, where they have an awkward meeting continually reset each time they say the wrong thing, until, finally, they romantically connect.
- Words, Words, Words: Three chimpanzees, named after famous authors and expected to write Hamlet, for the most part waste time engaging in pointless banter, while occasionally inspired to make grandiose literary allusions.
- The Universal Language: A man welcomes a shy woman into his language-learning course, in which he only speaks the invented language Unamunda; however, things become more complicated as he begins to fall in love with her.
- The Philadelphia: At a restaurant, a man is informed by a friend that his frustrating day is the result of his entrapment in an annoying pocket of reality, called a “Philadelphia,” in which he will only be fulfilled by asking for the opposites of what he wants.
- Variations on the Death of Trotsky: In comic fashion, revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies over and over again from a mountain-climber’s axe-wound received many hours prior.
Make plans now to attend this night of hilarity and wit. Cast and ticketing announcements soon to come. Like and follow our social media to stay current with all FTW Productions news!