All in the Timing, Six One-Act ComediesUser Rating: 3.5 (3 votes)
THE STORIES: SURE THING is a classic of contemporary comedy: two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an off-stage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love. (1 man, 1 woman). WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce HAMLET and asks: what would monkeys talk about at their typewriters? (2 men, 1 woman). THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson send them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics--and, of course, true love. (2 men, 1 woman). PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD is a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery. (2 men, 2 women). THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into "a Philadelphia," a Twilight-Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for. His only way out of the dilemma? To ask for the opposite of what he wants. (2 men, 1 woman). VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber's axe he's discovered in his head. (2 men, 1 woman).
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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