Kellogg Community College will present five plays in one via its fall production of “All in the Timing,” opening Friday.
“All in the Timing” is a collection of five comedic one-act plays by David Ives. The production will run for six showings the two weekends before Thanksgiving, including at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18, at the Binda Performing Arts Center on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.
Tickets are $5 for KCC students and employees and $10 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. The one-act comedies featured include:
- “Sure Thing,” in which two strangers meet in a coffee shop by chance; fate does everything it can to ensure they wind up together.
- “Words, Words, Words,” in which three chimpanzees (humans actors in children’s clothing) wreak havoc and ponder their existence while trapped in a laboratory room with three typewriters to see how long it takes at least one of them to write “Hamlet.”
- “The Universal Language,” in which a conman attempting to make money by teaching a language mostly comprised of gibberish is thrown off by a new student who picks it up much too quickly.
- “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” in which Leo Trotsky, the famous Russian political figure, dies repeatedly in the presence of his wife at the pickaxe-wielding hands of their Mexican gardener.
- “The Philadelphia,” in which two best friends meet for lunch; one is having the worst day ever while the other is experiencing the opposite. A snarky server is less than helpful.
The plays featured in “All in the Timing” include adult language and would be most appropriate for audience members ages 17 and up.
For more information, contact director and theatre professor Brad Poer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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