Auditions for All in the Timing Set
Auditions for the Fall 2012 production of All in the Timing by David Ives are scheduled for Aug. 28 through 30, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in Theatre Too on the COD Campus.
Those wishing to audition must prepare a 90 second comedic monologue, be prepared to read from selected scenes found within the script, and take part in improvisational exercises.
Performance dates are Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2012. Rehearsal dates have been scheduled for: Sept. 4 to Oct. 18, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ONE-ACT / CHARACTER BREAKDOWN- All roles are available:
Ancient History - A couple discusses tradition, relationships, and marriage before and after they hold a party.
Characters: Ruth – Mid 30’s, Jewish, believes in hard work, success, and a more traditional relationship, desperately wants to be married; Jack – Mid 30’s, former Catholic, intelligent, lazy, has no goals, hates the idea of marriage.
Sure Thing - A man and a woman meet for the first time in a cafe, where they have an awkward meeting continually reset each time they say the wrong thing, until, finally, they romantically connect.
Characters: Bill – Man, mid 20’s to mid 30’s; Betty – Woman, mid 20’s to mid 30’s
Words, Words, Words - Three chimpanzees (named after famous authors) are locked in a cage as part of an experiment to test the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will surely produce Hamlet.
Characters: Swift – Male, the rebel philosopher, the idealist, antagonistic; Milton – Male, realistic, knows what has to be done and does it, doesn’t want to rock the boat; Kafka – Female, a dreamer, simple-minded but brilliant
The Philadelphia - At a restaurant, 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 really wants.
Characters: Al – Male, mid 20’s to 30’s, Cool, Calm, California; Mark – Male, mid 20’s to mid 30’s, Frazzled; Waitress – Female, Very matter-of-fact.
Variations in the Death of Trotsky - In comic fashion, revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies over and over again from a mountain-climber's axe-wound received many hours prior. This sparks Trotsky to make his final philosophical statements on human life before he dies a final time.
Characters: Leon Trotsky – Male, late 50’s to early 60’s, Revolutionary leader, Russian; Mrs. Trotsky – Female, late 50’s to early 60’s, Bubbly, Russian; Ramon Mercader – Male, early 30’s, Sexy Spanish Gardner.
English Made Simple – A man and woman meet at a party. As the night progresses it becomes apparent the two knew each other, and were even involved romantically, at some point. Meanwhile an all-knowing intellectual explains what the couple is really thinking as they talk to each other.
Characters: Jack – Late 20’s, pleasant young man; Jill – Late 20’s, pleasant young woman; The Loudspeaker – Female or Male, age doesn’t matter, stuffy, intellectual.
Universal Language - A man falls in love with a naïve woman he has wrangled into taking his fraudulent language-learning course.
Characters: Don – Male, late 30’s – early 40’s, creator and teacher of Unamunda, used car salesman; Dawn – Female, 30’s, shy, has a stutter.
This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of one-act comedies (Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award) combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. Here’s what has been said about the play:
• "Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue; the writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —NY Times
• "Theatre that exercises the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the play back in playwright…A wondrous wordmaster."—Time Magazine
• "An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives." —NY Magazine
For more information contact, COD Theatre Instructor Tres Dean at email@example.com or 760.776.7370.