FLORENCE -- The Francis Marion University Theatre presents David Ives’ “All in the Timing” Wednesday-Saturday, April 12-15, in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Hyman Fine Arts Center on the Florence Francis Marion University campus.
Ive’s “All in the Timing” is a series of six one-act plays which focus on the theme of “the importance of the timing” of events in people’s lives, show director, Amy Sherwood says. The one-acts are comedies, some of which border on the absurd.
“The students are having great fun with these,” Sherwood, assistant professor of theatre, says. Sherwood, whose forte is costume design, is stepping aside as costume director, allowing FMU theatre arts and mass communication major, Darlene Granada, of Florence, to design the show’s costumes. David Granath, associate professor of theatre arts, is coordinating the setting and lighting for the plays.
The cast of “Sure Thing” includes Greg Williams of Conway, a mathematics major, as Bill; and Sarah Thorowgood of Chesapeake Beach, Md., a theatre arts major, as Betty. The cast of “Words, Words, Words” includes Kendall Kiker of Darlington, a theatre arts major, as Milton; Kelly Smith of Florence, a theatre arts major, as Kafta; and C.J. Miller of Salters, a mass communication major, as Swift.
The cast of “The Universal Language” includes Jessica Willis of Saluda, a theatre arts major, as Dawn; David Martinez of Marion, a French and theatre arts major, as Don; and Stephen Spratt of Lake City, a visual arts major, as the other person. The cast of “Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread” includes Jason Abernathy of Columbia (29206), a chemistry major, as Philip Glass; Erin Holladay of Chester, a theatre arts major, as the baker; Dawn Alex of Greenwood, a theatre arts major, as woman number one; and Zakia Pereria of as woman number 2.
The cast of “The Philadelphia” includes Charles Julg of Salem, Va., a theatre arts major, as Al; Kyle Rea of Florence as Mark; and Kathy Jeffords of Darlington, a theatre arts major, as the waitress. The cast of “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” include Rob Jones of Columbia (29210), a theatre arts major, as Trotsky; Andy Matthews of Timmonsville, a mass communication major, as Ramon; and Colleen Thorndike of Beavercreek, Ohio, an English major, as Mrs. Trotsky.
Clockers for the plays are Dallas Rabon of Lugoff (29078), a psychology major; Koketta Johnson of Waterbury, Conn., an early childhood education major; Tenekia Brannon of Columbia (29212), a psychology major; Melissa Long of Leesville; Aubrey Phillips of Florence; Brent Ard of Pamplico, a theatre arts major; and Christen Gilbert of Bluffton, a theatre arts major.
The play begins at 8 p.m. each night, and is free and open to the public. Seating reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the box office at 661-1365. The box office is open to reserve seats Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., after April 1.