All In The Timing Press Release


Cennedi Fry, Online Editor



Greater Latrobe Senior High Students present “All in the Timing”


DATES: November 9 and 10, 2018

TIME: 7:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium

TICKETS: $10 Adults and $8 for Students and Sr. Citizens 65+

Seating is general admission and all tickets are sold at the door on the night of the performance

All in the Timing, directed by Greater Latrobe Senior High English and Theater Arts teacher Daniel Krack, is a series of six one-act comedies. In SURE THING, two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love. The next scene WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters? Act I ends with THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE which brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics—and, of course, true love.  Act II opens with PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD, a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery. Next, THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for. Finally, VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber’s axe he’s discovered in his head.

Playwright David Ives is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award. This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately. “Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words.” —The New York Times. “Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the ‘play’ back in playwright…A wondrous wordmaster.” —Time Magazine. “An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives.” —New York Magazine.




Bill: Nate Clair

Isaac Krom (understudy)

Betty: Gabby Takitch



Swift: Annie Duda

Milton: Michael Lopata

Kafka: Morgan Chen


The Universal Language

Don:  Christian Wege

Dawn:  Kiersten Kennedy


Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread

1st Woman: Kayla Holsopple

2nd Woman:  Anna Doelling

Baker:  Mikee Kershaw

Glass: Ben Takitch


The Philadelphia

Waitress:  Mya Favata

Al:  Zac Carroll

Mark: Drew Kaczmarkiewicz


Variations on the death of Trotsky

Trotsky:  Cameron Hayes

Mrs. Trotsky:  Josie Rodell

Ramon: Ricky Gaia


Crew:  Elaina Schrack (Student Director), Logan Baughman-Stubbs, Grace Binkey, Kevin Chen, Asrat Eyosias, Nikki Fritz, Christian Huey, Isaac Krom, Katie Miller, Sarah Mott, Tessa Paluzzi, Cole Pfeifer, TJ Pfeifer, Lindsey Smith, Ian Starr, Josh Strecker, Tommy Welsh, Jess Ziance



The Cast of “All in the Timing” with director Dan Krack.(Photo credit – Allison Duda)