This is how enthusiastic critics have described All in the Timing: "intellectual slapstick," "brain teasers" and what happens when "Lewis Carroll meets the Marx Brothers at a party catered by James Joyce." Any of these is an apt description of the 6 plays, which include:
- "Words, Words, Words": 3 chimps in a psych lab are given typewriters in an experiment to prove the theorem that, given infinite time, even a monkey will eventually produce Hamlet.
- "Sure Thing": Boy is trying to meet girl. In that fraught first conversation, wouldn’t it be nice to have a chance for a do-over? Maybe multiple chances?
- "The Philadelphia": At last, an understandable explanation of what black holes really mean and how to deal with them.
- "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread": The composer tries to buy a loaf of bread and finds himself stuck in the repetitive, rhythmic loop of his own early music.
- "The Universal Language": You'll soon be speaking Unamunda, da linkwa looniversahl. See how easy it is?
- "Variations on the Death of Trotsky": As Leon Trotsky sits at his desk with his assassin's axe in his skull, he and his wife consider possible explanations of his predicament.
In these plays timing is everything, especially comic timing. You will marvel not only at the sheer genius of Ives's comic vision, but also at his ability to invest these brief plays with overriding themes and substance that will set you thinking long after the curtain has closed.
The amazing cast of All in the Timing includes Saskia Baur, Matthew Cadigan, Jana Molina, Paul McKinnon, Conor O'Shaughnessy, Tricia Siegel and Brandon Wilson.
All in the Timing runs every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m., and every Sunday at 2 p.m., from March 21 through April 13.
The Pegasus Gala Party is the final performance on Sunday, April 13 and begins at 1:00 p.m. The admission price of $30 includes scrumptious complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages. Dessert will be served at intermission.
The opening weekend is pay-what-you-can; thereafter, general admission is $15, except the Gala which is $30. Wine sales are available at every Saturday evening performance.
You can make reservations online here or by calling 583-2343. Reservations can be confirmed only if they are made at least three hours before the performance.
The Rio Nido Lodge is two miles east of Guerneville. Take Canyon 2 Road off River Road, go past the Rio Nido Roadhouse and you’ll see a white Tudor-style building, the Rio Nido Lodge. There are two parking lots to the left of the building. We have a new entrance and lobby, so look for our sign on the left side of the building facing the parking lot.