ALL IN THE TIMING to Open This Weekend at Long Beach Playhouse

ALL IN THE TIMING to Open This Weekend at Long Beach Playhouse

On September 2, The Studio Theatre presents All in the Timing by David Ives. In 1990 The New York Times described the show as hilarity spun from words. It is just as true today as it was then.

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedic short plays combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. As the title implies, the six "playlets" depend on impeccable timing for their punch - Playhouse audiences won't be disappointed.

Ives' collection of six fast-paced glimpses into the eccentricities of life, love, communication, and dating will shine a light at the absurdity of life. The characters portrayed are diverse, bizarre, complex and unerringly familiar. The audience is taken on a joy-ride through the human condition - a couple on their first date, a room of creative simians earnestly typing Hamlet, a tutor of an imagined language, and Philip Glass reimagined. Again quoting The New York Times about All in the Timing, "The writing is not only very funny it has the density of thought and precision of poetry."

"The Studio audiences are in for a treat," said Madison Mooney, Executive Director for the Playhouse. "Everything about the production is delightful, from the script to the actors to the costumes, the set and Phie's direction. I predict All in the Timing will be one of the favorites of the season."

Sean Gray, Playhouse Artistic Director added, "This show is perfect for the end of summer. It's bright, refreshing and funny. And still with all of that, it's surprisingly deep."

This is the third show 'Phie has directed for the Playhouse, of the show she said, "This play is a collection of light-hearted silliness and deep philosophical musings rootEd Strongly in the everlasting desire for connection. The silliness gives me courage, the philosophy keeps me wondering, and the hope of finding connection is the light across the dark sea that keeps me sailing on."

Each of the nine cast members portrays two characters over the course of the six playlets. Of the nine, five are making their Playhouse debuts. They are: Brian Pirnat, Michael Kaye, Kacey Leggio, Arturo Jones and Katherine White. Returning actors include: Laura Claggett, Mitch Nunn, Larry Mura and Rick Reischman.

"Come and see the show, you'll be glad you did," said Mooney.

All in the Timing opens on September 2 and runs through the end of the month.


Pay what you can Thursday August 31- community can see this production for whatever they can afford

Two for One Preview Friday September 1 - Tickets are $10.00

Opening Night Champagne Reception with cast on September 2 - Tickets are $27.00

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm on scheduled matinees. Pricing: Friday: Adults are $20.00, Seniors $18.00, and Students $14.00; Saturday and Sunday: Adults are $24.00, Seniors $21.00, and Students $14.00. Tickets are available at, or by calling 562-494-1014, option 1.

Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre with programs and events that cut across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.

Promotional Design: Daisy Ramirez

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