The Xavier Players theater group is performing "All in the Timing," a comedic collection of one-act plays by David Ives and directed by Kevin Crowley. The performances begin on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. and continue through Sunday April 25.
Crowley is known for his work with the Second City improvisational group in Chicago. "All in the Timing" includes "Sure Thing," "Words Words Words," "The Universal Language," "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread," "The Philadelphia" and "Variations on the Death of Trotsky." The plays are entertaining and thought-provoking as they explore the nature of language and the comedy arising out of miscommunication. Monkeys writing "Hamlet," a fabricated language, a world where words mean their opposite and much, much more are all part of the fun. The production is made up of individual parts that come together using tongue-tied wordplay and over-the-top antics.
David Ives is a contemporary, award-winning American playwright whose works have appeared both on and off-Broadway as well as in theaters across the country. Besides his short plays, he has also written full-length pieces and novels for young adults.
Tickets are $15 each for the public, $7 for Xavier students, faculty and staff on the day of show and $5 if purchased in advance. They can be purchased online and by phone at 513-745-3576.