All In The Timing and Fifteen Minute Hamlet

April 17 - April 28, 2018

Pumphouse Theatres
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary, AB

"I've spent so much of my life asking for the wrong thing without knowing it, doing it on purpose comes easy."
 - David Ives, All In The Timing

Featuring four diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, David Ives' All in the Timing is a witty, romantic, absurd, and existentially-minded evening of theatre. In Sure Thing, a couple on a first date has the opportunity to reset and try again each time they say the wrong thing. Words, Words, Words takes the infinite monkey theorem-- the idea that given enough time, three monkeys in a room could eventually compose any given text, including Shakespeares Hamlet -- and turns it into reality. In The Philadelphia, a man discovers that he's entered a strange pocket of the universe where the only way to get what he wants is to ask for the opposite. Finally, in Variations on the Death of Leon Trotsky, the audience is treated to the hilarious vision of the famous Marxist waxing poetical -- and dying, over and over and over again. Plus, we have added a bonus production of The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, which is a comedic abridgement of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, written by Tom Stoppard.


Words are inadequate to describe the comic pandemonium of Words, Words, Words meets Fifteen Minute Hamlet. Suffice to say, you'll leave the Pumphouse's Joyce Doolittle Theatre nursing sore ribs.

- Louis Hobson, Columnist for the Calgary Herald


Meg Farhall - Director

Director’s Biography

Meg is excited to be directing All in the Timing and 15 Minute Hamlet! Previously for Spirit Fire she played Eunice in A Streetcar Named Desire, Elsewhere: inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice Theatre) The Club (TheatreYes/High Performance Rodeo) Polar Express (Aspen Crossing) Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Love’sLabour’s Lost, 15-Minute Hamlet, Comedy of Errors (The Shakespeare Company). Meg has directed for The Late Late Breakfast Show, The Shakespeare Company Outreach, Kaboom Hooray Sketch Comedy, and was artistic director at Alberta High School of Fine Arts. Meg is currently the artistic director at Handsome Alice Theatre.



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