by Jennifer Manaog, In-House Writer
Life is like a freeway. There are many exits we can take to get to different places we are looking to go to. In the end, we still have that one last bump, a say, “Should of, Could of, Would of.”
All in the Timing is a compilation of one act plays about life and the different struggles we go through. It includes, “The Universal Language”, “The Philadelphia”, as well as “Words, Words, Words.” American playwright, David Ives, takes us through life and it’s many questions through unique metaphors that are well played by the actors. There was a modern and beatnik sense to his scenes.
The director, Christine Macedo, did a wonderful job at obtaining her goal to bring everyone together to laugh about life. And with a small set, Macedo ufocused on the relationship of the characters to give the audience a great time. Her choice in actors was right on. The cast, containing Michael Heiman, Kyle Hall, Sara Stollberger, Luke Berentine, Dan Anic, Carry Poppy, and Kari Larson, did an excellent job at bringing the different characters they played to life. There were zany characters like test lab monkeys, con artists, and Leon Trotsky. There was so much energy put into their acting, it was inspirational. They each were so casual with their skills, they made the scenes seem almost Norman Rockwell.
All in the Timing is a great pick-me-up to watch. Come and enjoy this hilarious play on life and love. It shows at the Avery Schreiber Theater in North Hollywood on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from June 3rd to June 25th. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.
Company: The Red Brick Road