The Fairmont State University student theatre organization, Masquers, will present All in the Timing September 29 - October 2 in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the University's campus. Shows taking place September 29 - October 1 will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance to follow on October 2 beginning at 2 p.m.
All in the Timing is a critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of six one-act plays, combining wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. Playwright David Ives is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award.
"New York Times theatre critic Peter Marks called David Ives a 'maestro of the short form' and NYT critic Vincent Canby wrote, 'Ives is wizardly ... magical and funny ... a master of language,'" said John O'Connor, director. "His plays are at once entertaining and thoughtful, whimsical and profound. The six short plays comprising All in the Timing explore fundamental aspects of human experience – love, death, language, existential states of mind. They are the perfect remedy for the chaos and uncertainty pervading our lives."
The cast of eleven actors in All in the Timing are all Fairmont State students. The six plays and their cast members include:
- SURE THING with Jarryd Powell (Bill) and Emily Wilson (Betty)
- WORDS, WORDS, WORDS with Haley Zoladz (Swift), Alica Ali-Wills (Kafka) and Hayley Harvey (Milton)
- THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE with Tessa Jolly (Dawn), Richard Williams (Don) and Madison Brewer (Young Man)
- PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD with Natalie Malone (Woman #1), Alica Ali-Wills (Woman #2), Jarryd Powell (Philip Glass) and Hayley Harvey (Baker)
- THE PHILADELPHIA with James Spears (Al), Tessa Jolly (Waitress) and Richard Williams (Mark)
- VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY with James Spears (Trotsky), Olivia Short (Mrs. Trotsky) and Madison Brewer (Ramon)
The production is directed by Senior Professor of Communication Arts, John O'Connor. Professor of Theatre Arts, Troy Snyder, is the production scenic, costume and lighting designer and technical director. Fairmont State student, Franky Satterfield, directs PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD as part of his directing class requirement. Fairmont State student, Lyda Metheney, is the stage manager.
Tickets for All in the Timing are free to Fairmont State students and employees with a valid Fairmont State ID. General admissions tickets are $5. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Fairmont State Box Office in Wallman Hall or by calling 304-367-4240.
This play contains language that may be unsuitable for children.