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David Ives
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Christopher Rush
This would be a great play if a few lines here and there were edited (which is what I do for our in-class reading of it each year). It's a clever idea somewhat ahead of its time, predating Whose Line is it Anyway? by a few years. When kids learn when it was written, they are often surprised, since it has a Postmodern feel/approach to it, without being pessimistic - they usually think it is from the 2000s. This has resonated more with my students in recent years since we added The Sound and the F ...more
I read this in "All in the Timing," and it was my favorite play in the collection. It has the fast pace and quick wit of improv, even though it's actually scripted.
Seth Holler
Read to teach, will read more of his work.
Hilarious, smart, fast-paced, quick-witted. I love plays where timing is the thing.
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A contemporary American playwright whose plays often consist of one act and are generally comedies. They are notable for their verbal dexterity, theatrical invention, and quirky humor.

He earned his MFA in Playwriting from The Yale School of Drama. A Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, David is probably best known for his evening of one-act comedies called "All In the Timing". The show won the Outer
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