From April 22-25 at 7:30 p.m. Xavier Players will present All in the Timing by David Ives, directed by Kevin Crowley. Crowley is known for his work with Second City, the renowned improvisational group. Tickets cost $15 each ($7 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased day of show; $5 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased in advance). They can be purchased online now at https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com and by phone beginning Tuesday, April 6 at (513) 745-3576.
All in the Timing consists of a comedic collection of one-act plays. These include 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 both 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 that leave the audience fulfilled and delighted!
David Ives is a contemporary, award-winning American playwright whose works have appeared both on and off-Broadway as well as theaters across the country. Besides his short plays, he has also written full length pieces and novels for young adults.
It is the philosophy of the Xavier Players to combine real-life experiences in the form of meaningful service that relates to the issues presented in the plays. The Players believe it is in this act of service that one truly becomes socially aware. Xavier, as a Catholic Jesuit University, strives to form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success. Part of the way the Society of Jesus deals with prejudice is through the promotion of justice in bringing the marginalized to the mainstream.