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All In the Timing, A Short Comedy Selection by David Ives

Audition Information

Show: All In the Timing

Written by David Ives

Director: Matthew Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Audition Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 5:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 5:00 to 8:30 pm

You only need to attend one day of auditions.

Show Description

A collection of six one-act comedies:

  • Sure Thing - Two people meet in a cafe 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. (One man, one 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? (Two men, one 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 sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics—and, of course, true love. (Two men, one 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. (Two men, two 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. (Two men, one 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. (Two men, one woman.)

Audition Location

  • Cosumnes River College Black Box Theatre, 8401 Center Pkwy., Sacramento, CA 95823
  • Parking permit required (Daily $2)

Audition Information

Viewing Auditions:
Matthew Miller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Contact for questions:

Seeking: All racial, cultural, and gender identities are welcome. No previous performance experience required.

What to Prepare: No preparation required; audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Production Information

Rehearsal Dates

*All rehearsal times to be confirmed, please contact for more information

  • March 19, 21, 26, 28
  • April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

Tech Rehearsal Dates

  • April 22 to 25

Attendance at all rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances is required.

Performance Dates

*All performance times to be confirmed, please contact for more information

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024
  • Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024

Academic Information

Students who are cast in this production must be available for all performances and will be required to enroll in TAP 300, 301, 302, or 303 (Modern Rehearsal and Performance I-IV) for the Other Term Session. Students can register for 1.0 to 3.0 units. Scripts will be provided; TAP 300-303 are Zero Textbook Cost courses. There is no final exam for TAP 300-303.

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