'All in the Timing' performs this weekend

Thursday, April 12, 2012
"All in the Timing," by David Ives, will show Thursday and Friday nights at SCT, and twice on Saturday at the Legends events center. (Photo by Kate Padilla)

Starting Thursday, Spare Change Theatre is performing David Ives' "All in the Timing." This event is a series of six one-act plays, each revolving around the common theme of time.

"All in the Timing" is a comedy, though due to language and some thematic elements, it is more appropriate for an adult audience.

Each performance is styled in a dinner-theatre manner. Thursday and Friday's shows will take place in the lobby of SCT, and will offer appetizers and drinks. Saturday's performances will be at the Legends event center and will offer a dinner.

"This play is for the people who don't necessarily plan their weekend activities in advance," Cara Gerlock, director of the show and SCT artistic director, said. "It's very relaxed and informal."

The show debuted in 1994 to immediate acclaim. Ives won a series of awards, including a Pulitzer nomination. It's often paralleled to the movie "Groundhog Day," which came out after the play.

Though it was widely-received, the show is by no means dramatic.

"Watching the show is like doing a fun sudoku or a crossword puzzle," Gerlock said.

"All in the Timing" will perform at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with an additional performance at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Doors open one hour early. Admission is $7; food and drinks are sold separately. Saturday's 7:30 performance at the Legends will feature a dinner special of a choice of appetizer and two entrees for $20. Entrees include lemon cavatappi, choice sirloin, or stuffed Cornish game hen. Appetizers, which come with the dinner special or may be purchased separately, include spinach-artichoke dip, crab stuffed mushrooms, or gourmet cheddar crisps.

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