With the destruction of Hurricane Sandy still remaining, a comedy performance coming to the area acts as an escape for students and community members, alike, “All in the Timing” cast member Ralph Armand Densing said.
No Refund Theatre’s performance of “All in the Timing” will show at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday in 111 Forum.
The event is free and “will be a lot of fun,” Director David O’Hara said.
The play written by David Ives is a collection of several one-act comedies that are not combined and vary in storylines, O’Hara (junior-theatre) said.
The cast of seven started rehearsing in the beginning of the semester, somewhere between six to eight weeks ago, he said.
The cast has been working together for weeks in order to work on blocking and getting into character, Assistant Director Gary Malveaux said.
“Actors [in this performance] have to do a lot of outside work,” Malveaux (freshman-broadcast journalism) said.
The performance tonight and tomorrow will last for a little over one hour and is a “great, funny show,” O’Hara said.
O’Hara said that the play is a modern show that will present different messages to many members of the audience. There is something everyone can get from the performance, he said.
Ralph Densing (senior-integrative arts) plays multiple characters in the play –– including a monkey.
The play is split into four 20-minute acts, Densing said.
One of the acts is called “Words, Words, Words” where three monkeys are expected to write “Hamlet,” and Densing plays a monkey named Swift.
“The Universal Language” is a love story of sorts, where a con man is attempting to pass a fake language as a universal one, he said.
And in yet another act, Densing plays Mark, who is trapped in Philadelphia, both a city and a state of mind where he “can’t get one thing right,” he said. “Mark is trying to understand why bad things happen.”
In the midst of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Sandy, Densing said that the play is something students can go to left and get away for a while.
Malveaux is an assistant director in the play and said that the performance has a few different themes, ranging from language to comedy.
“[David] has always loved the play,” Malveaux said, with good reason. “I feel like it is focused towards people who’ve read a lot.”
Malveaux said the message that students can get from each act is that it really is “all in the timing.”