COFFEE CUP THEATRE STAGES THE COMEDY
ALL IN THE TIMING
Coffee Cup Theatre will stage David Ives’ hilarious comedy All in the Timing. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dan Welch, the production will run August 9 – 11 and 16 – 18 at 7:30 pm. All performances will take place at The Alley Theater, located at 1205 East Washington Street.
The world of David Ives is a very odd place and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language, and the audience’s capacity for disorientation and delight. Coffee Cup Theatre Company will feature six of David Ives’ funniest plays. The evening begins with Sure Thing – a story of a man and a woman meet for the first time in a café, where they have an awkward meeting continually reset each time they say the wrong thing, until, finally, they romantically connect. In The Universal Language, a con-man welcomes a naïve woman to his fraudulent language-learning course for his invented language Unamunda. In English Made Simple, a young man and woman meet at a party and their immediate romantic attraction is presented via loudspeaker by a comically unromantic grammar lesson, while they struggle to free themselves from the banal constrictions of party talk.
The second half of the evening includes The Philadelphia where a man is informed by a friend that his frustratingly unlucky day is the result of his ensnarement in an anomalous pocket of reality, called a "Philadelphia," in which he will only be fulfilled by asking for the opposites of what he wants. A Singular Kind of Guy is a monologue about a man who believes he is a typewriter. The evening ends with Leon Troysky dying over and over again from a mountain climber’s axe-wound received many hours before in the play Variations on the Death of Trotsky.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by logging onto www.thealleytheater.org. For more information call The Alley Theatre Box Office at (502) 713-6178.