five by ives
Fall Play Performances
Saturday, November 6th at 8 PM
Sunday, November 7th at 2 PM & 7 PM
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For this year's fall production, we will return to the works of David Ives. In the fall of 2018, we presented All in the Timing, a collection of short comedic plays by Ives. Each play was taken on by a student director, under the supervision of Chris Simmons and Dane CT Leasure. We plan to return to that format again this year.
Five new short plays have been chosen from Ives's collection, and we are currently gathering our roster of student directors!
Arabian Nights: Utterly normal Norman walks into utterly ordinary Flora’s shop looking for a souvenir of his travels and together they find whirlwind romance, spurred on by a wacky translator.
Degas, C'est Moi: A man wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist Degas. The best place to do that is in New York City where he encounters all that makes great art.
Dr. Fritz, or: The Forces of Light: An American tourist in pain seeks medical help from a wacky souvenir seller named Maria who channels an even wackier German surgeon named Dr. Ringsvwandl. The comedy steps up when the doctor recommends an operation.
Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue: We find Chuck, a self-styled Don Juan, and his girlfriend on a date at the miniature golf course. When they move to the second hole, a slightly older Chuck II appears with another date. Finally a third Chuck, now in his late thirties, arrives with a young date. His latest date doesn't get his jokes, and worse, she's beating him at golf.
Mere Mortals: It’s lunch hour on a girder fifty stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past.