Swinging Hammer Productions presents the WINTER ONE ACTS January 21 - 24
Swinging Hammer Productions presents the WINTER ONE ACTS
“All in the Timing” by David Ives
January 22 – 24: Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. + Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.
+ Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, January 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)
Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce that it will host Swinging Hammer Productions’ 2016 Winter One Acts from January 21-24. Six short plays will be featured in All in the Timing by David Ives, the master of absurdist humor.
“BPA has long been a generous supporter of local theatre groups, and we are delighted to present All in the Timing there,” says producer Tom Challinor, formerly director of the BPA Shakespeare Society and founder of Swinging Hammer Productions. “After debuting with American Buffalo by David Mamet last May, we were looking for an opportunity to produce another show, and David Ives is sure to entertain and delight.”
David Ives’s All in the Timing ran off-Broadway for over 600 performances, winning an Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award. In the 1995-96 season, it was the most performed play in the country, after Shakespeare of course. This production features six of the many short plays by Ives: Time Flies, Words, Words, Words, The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage, The Philadelphia, Mere Mortals, and Variations on the Death of Trotsky. While the playwright is better known for his recent hits Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, these short satirical snapshots are smart and funny, but also poignant at moments, reminding us to think while we laugh.
This production is the sixth annual Winter One Act Festival, which was presented by Dinah Manoff of the Northwest Actors Lab in previous years. Directors and actors from across the region will be participating in the production. Bainbridge’s own Ann Wilkinson Ellis will be directing, joined by Kristi Ann Jacobson from Kitsap, Lee Ann Hiittenberger and Jonathan Shue from Seattle, and Jim Patrick from Olympia. Appearing in the production will be several faces familiar to Island Theatre patrons, including John Ellis, Barbara Deering, Matt Eldridge, Barbi-Jo Smith, Rob Burke, Tim Tully, JC Figueroa, and Liz Ellis. Joining them from King County are Bob Downing, Andrew Opatkiewicz, Heidi Cheyenne, Aaron Moore, Colton Sullivan, and Wanda Moats. From Kitsap County, the play features Gary Fetterplace, Ali Budge, and James Sgambati. Producer Tom Challinor will be familiar to local patrons as the director of the outdoor Shakespeare productions on Bainbridge Island: The Tempest (2013), Twelfe Night (2014), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015).
All in the Timing appears at Bainbridge Performing Arts for a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, and follows with shows on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee on Sunday, January 24 at 3:00 p.m. All in the Timing is rated PG-13 for adult language and themes.
Tickets, $20 adults and $15 for seniors, military, teachers, and students, can be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by calling the box office at 206-842-8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Box office hours are Wednesday to Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance. All in the Timing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. For more information, visit swinginghammerprods.com.
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