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Playwright

David Ives

Performance Dates

August 3-13, 2000

Creative Team

Artistic Director..............................................Dennis Romer

Producer........................................................John Stefano

Managing Director.........................................Elizabeth Minnich

Scenic & Lighting Designer...........................D. Glen Vanderbilt

Costume Designer........................................Jayme Dougal-Rhoades

Sound Designers..........................................Patrick Green & Keya Myers-Alkire

Assistant Managing Director.........................Chris VanHoy

Stage Manager..............................................Krissy Stetar

Assistant Stage Manager..............................Jaclyn Holsey

Production Manager......................................Greg Bell

Scenic Shop Supervisor/Technical Director..Timothy D. Allwein

Costume Shop Supervisor............................Marcia Hain

Props Master.................................................Alison Acierno

Master Carpenter..........................................Frank Cirivello

Master Electrician.........................................Jason Pritchard

Master Painter...............................................Edith Dinger

Synopsis

The New York Times says Ives plays are "like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, t has the density of thought and precision of poetry... David Ives spins hilarity out of words." Otterbein closes the summer season with a collection of six one-act plays.

Mere Mortals eavesdrops on the lunch hour of three construction workers on a girder 50 stories above the street as they share increasingly amazing stories of their lives.

In Foreplay, Chuck, a self-styled Don Juan, and his girlfriend are on a date at the miniature golf course. As he moves through the next few holes, Chuck appears to age as his date gets younger.

Degas, C'est Moi follows the story of a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist Degas. To do that, he goes to New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art.

Sure Thing presents the conversation of two people who meet in a cafe and find their way through conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

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?"

The Universal Language brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. The lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics before moving them toward true love.

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

OST, Summer Stock, Otterbein Theatre, Musicals

Selected Comic Plays from All in the Timing & Mere Mortals

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