"The exuberance of Ives' wordplay and the joyous energy of the three ensemble performers defy gravity."

Featuring six diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, David Ives’ All in the Timing is a witty, romantic, absurd, and existentially-minded evening of theatre. In Sure Thing, a couple on a first date has the opportunity to reset and try again each time they say the wrong thing. Words, Words, Words takes the “infinite monkey theorem”-- the idea that given enough time, three monkeys in a room could eventually compose any given text, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet -- and turns it into reality. In The Universal Language, a shy young woman places her faith in her fraudulent language tutor, who is changed for the better when he discovers is the language they share: not the the made-up “Unamunda” professes to be fluent in, but rather the language of love. Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread is an existential mini-musical parody based on the work of composer Philip Glass. In The Philadelphia, a man discovers that he’s entered a strange pocket of the universe where the only way to get what he wants is to ask for the opposite. Finally, in Variations on the Death of Leon Trotsky, the audience is treated to the hilarious vision of the famous Marxist waxing poetical -- and dying, over and over and over again.



Mark Alhadeff





Kelly McAndrew





Adam Harrington


Jenn Thompson - director

Kevin Judge - scenic designer

David Toser - costume designer

Michael Giannitti - lighting designer

Jane Shaw - sound designer


"Dorset Theatre Festival's production of David Ives' All in the Timing has a delightfully weightless quality — and not just because one of the six comic sketches takes place suspended on a construction girder. The exuberance of Ives' wordplay and the joyous energy of the three ensemble performers defy gravity. But this airy comedic concoction has substance, too." - Seven Days

"Dorset proves laughs are 'All in the Timing.'" - Manchester Journal

“All in the Timing” is six (short) plays in one evening at the Dorset (VT) Theatre Festival" - Berkshire On Stage

"‘All in the Timing’: Dorset comedy bares it all" - Rutland Herald