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Douglas High play: It’s ‘All in the Timing’

by Ashley Noel Hennefer

“And will you love me?”

“Yes.”

“And cherish me forever?”

“Yes.”

“Do you still want to go to the movies?”

“Sure thing.”

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This humorous dialogue is from “Sure Thing,” the first in a series of one-acts that are all part of the play “All in the Timing,” the latest Douglas High School drama department production.

“All in the Timing,” by David Ives, is a very funny collection of five one-acts: “Sure Thing,” “The Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” “Words, Words, Words,” “The Philadelphia” and “The Universal Language.” The one-acts range from stories about falling in love to silly theories that monkeys typing into infinity will somehow eventually write the play “Hamlet.” In the one-act “The Universal Language,” a woman named Dawn tries to learn an invented gibberish language called Unamunda from a man named Don, who can’t speak “johncleese” (the Unamundan word for “English”). In “The Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” Russian revolutionary Trotsky is trying to cope with the mountain climber’s ax he’s discovered in his head.

The play is performed by Douglas High School students and is directed by drama department head James Scoggins. Other department members are assisting with tech and backstage help.

“All in the Timing” opens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the DHS theater. Other showings are this Saturday and May 31, June 1 and 2, all at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for Douglas High students and $10 for adults/seniors.

Cast and Crew:

Aletha Stainbrook – Betty

Nate Schaller – Bill

Dillon Barber – Trotsky, Swift, Don

Kirsten Copeland – Mrs. Trotsky

Chris Ross – Ramon, Mark

Tori Nickles – Kafka

Daniel Krause – Milton

Annie Austin – Allison

Sheri Degraffenreid – Waitress

Avery Carrig – Dawn

James Scoggins – Director

Dezi Davis – Stage Manager

Annalyse Klekar – Stage Manager

Allison Hines – Costumes