All in the Timing

Archived Show


Produced by:
Primary Stages
January 23 - April 28, 2013
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater

Show Info

By: David Ives
Directed by: John Rando
With: Eric Cleam, Carson Elrod, Jenn Harris, Matthew Saldivar, and Liv Rooth

Primary Stages is thrilled to present the 20th anniversary revival of David Ives's hilarious All in the Timing

When this evening of six one-act comedies premiered in 1993, Vincent Canby of The New York Times said "Ives is wizardly...magical and funny...a master of language." Canby also told audiences "Drop-everything-and-go!"--and audiences did, for more than 600 performances. 

This new production, directed by John Rando, includes plays like "Sure Thing" and "The Universal Language" which have become contemporary classics, and marks the show's first major revival in New York City since its original premiere.

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Producing Company

Primary Stages

Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 135 new plays. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or are just joining us on our journey, ours is a passionate community of artists, students, and patrons.

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"New York Times' CRITICS' PICK!"

"Blissfully sillu - stuffed with big laughs and zestfully performed by a cast of loveable loons. Impeccable!" - Time Out New York

"Pure pleasure. David Ives' evening of hilarious one-acts runs like clockwork!" - Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

"Still a sure thing! The timing couldn't be better...expertly directed by John Rando and acted by first-rate farceurs!" - Frank Scheck, New York Post

"Hilarious! Comical, witty and very well acted... Ives displays a gentle, wacky sense of fun." - Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

"A rare treat! Brain candy for the theatre crowd... the comic timing is sublime. All in the Timing is timeless!" - Roma Torre, NY1

"Witty adn literate! Worthy of a Sid Caesar or a Robin Williams monologue-on-speed..." - Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News

"Still perfect! Still fun! Proving, 20 years later, that iming is still everything." - Linda Winer, Newsday

"First-rate! Wacky and surreal!"- Matt Windman, amNY