Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the David Ives' comedy, All in the Timing, playing June 10 through 20, 2010 in the Nafe Katter Theatre. This is CRT's first full summer season since 2002. The Nutmeg Summer Series will begin with the rock musical Rent, playing May 7 through June 6 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre (also located on the Storrs campus). Following the production of All in the Timing from June 10-20, the Nutmeg Summer Series will continue with the song-and-dance spectacular, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre; and Endurance, a world premiere play presented by movement theatre artists, Split Knuckle Theatre, running from June 24 through June 27 in the Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now available for each of the productions by calling the Jorgensen Box Office at 860-486-4226 or visiting www.crt.uconn.edu. Rent, All in the Timing and Smokey Joe's Café can also be purchased as a subscription, with Endurance available as an "add on" to the subscription package.
All in the Timing
By David Ives
June 10 - 20
Nafe Katter Theatre
Described by Ben Brantley of the New York Times as "a wild slice of cerebral vaudeville . . . six utterly delightful one-act plays" make for one great evening of hilarious theatre! Uproarious and smartly written, this is comedy that will tickle your brain and touch your heart!
All in the Timing was originally a book of six one-act plays written by David Ives between 1987 and 1993, and published by Dramatists Play Service in 1994:
Sure Thing: A man and a woman meet for the first time in a cafe, where they have an awkward meeting that continually restarts each time they say the wrong thing, until, finally, they connect.
Words, Words, Words: Three chimpanzees attempt to write Hamlet, discussing the merits of literature and questioning its necessity.
The Universal Language: A man and a woman fall in love while communicating in the invented language Unamunda.
Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread: A musical parody of minimalist composer, Philip Glass, in which he has an existential crisis in a bakery.
The Philadelphia: A man in a strange place where he must ask for the opposite of what he wants in a restaurant.
The Lives of the Saints: Edna and Flo, with perfect Polish accents, prepare for a post-funeral feast with the help of some willing stage hands.
All in the Timing performances will take place in the Nafe Katter Theatre. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Single ticket prices for All in the Timing range from $15 to $37. Subscription package options range from $36 to $84. The Nafe Katter Theatre and the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre are located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Both venues offer air-conditioned comfort and convenient free parking. Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. Not all productions are suitable for young children; please call 860.486.1629 for more information. CRT's Community Sponsors are Hamilton Sundstrand, Tim Hunter Design, and Leyland Alliance. CRT's Community Partners for the Nutmeg Summer Series are Mansfield Community Center, Nathan Hale Inn, UConn Dairy Bar, WHUS 91.7FM and Willimantic Chronicle.
DAVID IVES is probably best known for his evening of one-act comedies called All In The Timing. In 2007, he simultaneously had a drama off-Broadway (New Jerusalem, about the excommunication about Spinoza, at Classic Stage Company) and a comedy on Broadway (Is He Dead?, adapted from a play by Mark Twain, at the Lyceum). His short plays are collected in two anthologies, All In The Timing (Vintage) and Time Flies (Grove). His full-length theatre works are available in Polish Joke And Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of three young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss. He has adapted 22 American musicals for City Center's Encores series, as well as South Pacific (with Reba McEntire) and Jubilee for concert at Carnegie Hall, and My Fair Lady for the New York Philharmonic. He recently translated Georges Feydeau's classic French farce, A Flea In Her Ear, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Yasmina Reza's A Spanish Play for Classic Stage Company. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, and is the Secretary of the Dramatists Guild of America.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
DALE A.J. ROSE (Director) is the Interim Artistic Director and Associate Head for Performance Program at the University of Connecticut, Department of Dramatic Arts. He comes to UConn from Tampa, Florida where he served as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Florida. Previously, Dale was the Director of Performance Training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Under his leadership, the program received recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 Graduate Theatre Programs in the country. In the 1980's, Dale was the Master Acting Teacher at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Dale has taught professionally in New York City at the Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop, The George Morrison Studio space and The Actors Center. He was Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas where, among others, he directed Earle Hyman in King Lear and Morgan Freeman in Othello. Dale was Artistic Director of the Plaza Theatre where he worked with John Goodman, Mariel Hemmingway and Zakes Mokae. Again in Dallas, Dale was a co-founder of Stage #1. Dale began his professional directing career as founder and Artistic Director of the Alice People Theatre in Tampa.
MICHAEL ANANIA (Scenic Designer) has Broadway credits that include Laughing Room Only starring Jackie Mason, A Change in the Heir, Run for Your Wife, Canterbury Tales, The View From Here, and The Gathering starring Hal Linden. He also designed New York City Opera productions of H.M.S. Pinafore, The Merry Widow, La Boheme, A Little Night Music, and The Desert Song (all 'Live from Lincoln Center'), as well as Wonderful Town, 110 in the Shade, The Most Happy FeIIa, Pajama Game, and The New Moon. Michael has worked on national tours of Applause, Heartstrings and The Wizard of Oz (star ring Mickey Rooney). He was nominated for Australia's Tony Award, the 2002 Helpmann Award for Singin' in the Rain and Dallas Theater League's Leon Rabin Award for My Fair Lady.
SARAH M. DELIA (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to be stage managing her first full CRT Summer production. She has stage managed CRT's Day in the Humanities play reading for the last two years. Other credits include Hartford Stage's BRAND: New play festival three of the last four years and Hartford Stage's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. She also stage managed the national tour of Rent at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco and Death Defying Acts at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. Sarah was on the stage management staff at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. where she stage managed Lovers and Executioners, Uncle Vanya, Ghosts, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Dance of Death and The Matchmaker . She spent three seasons as stage manager for the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, W.V. She also stage managed Showboat and South Pacific at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, and the regional tour of American Repertory Theatre's The King Stag, as well as The Cherry Orchard at the Festival Playhouse, Kalamazoo, MI.
MARK EMERSON was last seen in Is There Life After High School? with Opening Doors Theatre Company and in Barrier Island with MTWorks, both in New York City. Regional credits include Merton of the Movies at the Dorset Theatre Festival and in Noises Off at the Pioneer Theatre Company. He is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. Acting program at UCSD, where he performed in The Wiz and Zhivago at La Jolla Playhouse (both directed by Des McAnuff). He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a company member of MTWorks.
PHILIP KORTH is a 3rd year MFA Actor at UConn. Past CRT credits include The Comedy of Errors, Brecht's Galileo, Pericles and The Exonerated, the Graduate Performance Workshop production of Reasons to Be Pretty, and the Graduate Acting project, The Winter's Tale. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he appeared in Lion in Winter, Proof, and Dead Man Walking.
GRETCHEN GOODE is a 3rd year MFA acting candidate. Her CRT credits include The Comedy of Errors, Galileo, The Exonerated, Pericles, and the Graduate Performance Workshop production of Reasons to Be Pretty. Past credits include The Winter's Tale, The Miracle Worker, Lysistrata, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fiddler On The Roof, Hamlet, and A Minor's Christmas Carol. She also studied at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
KRISTIN WOLD teaches acting and movement at the University of Connecticut. She has directed Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, Thin Air: Tales from a Revolution, North Shore Fish, Judevine and Loose Knit for Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Kristin has been a member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts since 1987. Her acting credits there include Othello, Ice Glen, King Lear, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Berkeley Square. This summer she will also be acting in Sea Marks at Shakespeare & Company.
BLAKE DELONG has appeared Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre, SoHo Playhouse, Axis Theater Company, The Public Theater/NYSF, New Dramatists, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He has also done readings with Red Bull Theater and Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. Blake's regional theatre credits include Ghosts at Triad Stage, Major Barbara, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Edward II and Tamburlaine - all at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Much Ado About Nothing and The Just at Chautauqua Theatre Company, Twelfth Night at The State Theatre, Hamlet and Twelfth Night at Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Titus Andronicus at Austin Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared in the independent films, Sons of the Rodeo, Expecting and the upcoming production, Thank You A Lot.
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