All In The Timing

Four Short Comedy Plays by David Ives:

Lives of the Saints feature two women preparing a funeral breakfast in a church basement who muse on life, death, and the meaning of Polish jokes – and along the way achieve a kind of sanctity.

Edna – Rosemary Baker

Flo – Rocio Carey

Assistant – Tim Davis

Assistant – Don Petersen

English Made Simple features a young couple who meet at a party, and their immediate romantic attraction is translated into comically unromantic grammar lessons as they struggle to free themselves from the banal constrictions of party talk.  

Jill – Allison Kuhns

Jack – Andre Nile

Loudspeaker Voice – Janet Roderick


 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? 

Milton – John Henkel

Swift – Don Petersen

Kafka – Cheryl Herr-Rains

Sure Thing features two people who meet at a café and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

Bill – Tim Davis

Betty – Rosemary Baker

Bell – Janet Roderick

“CUSTOM COLLECTION, SURE THING, LIVES OF THE SAINTS (SHORT PLAY), WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, ENGLISH MADE SIMPLE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service Collection. (”



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