TNCC Players Present One-Act Comedies by Playwright David Ives

Published: November 9, 2005

The Thomas Nelson Players will present an evening of one-act comedies by playwright David Ives. Time Flies,Degas, C’est Moi,Babel’s in ArmsandCaptive Audience will be performed onFriday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the TNCC Hampton campus.

Ives’s short comedies are extremely popular, and have been performed on Broadway and around the country. As a playwright, Ives is known for his combination of wit, intellect, and absurd sense of fun; his characterizations, comedic timing and verbal hijinks make for frequently hilarious situations. He is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, and his playDon Juan in Chicagoreceived a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play. Ives holds an MFA from NYU School of Drama, and he currently teaches at Columbia University.

Ticket prices are $8.00 adults & children and will be on sale at the door the night of performance. For information, please contact 825-2779.

About the one act comedies:

Time Flies
Two hapless mayflies discover some startling facts of life when they find themselves the subject of a nature documentary on Public Television hosted by David Attenborough.

Degas, C’est Moi
An unemployed man named Ed takes on the identity of the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, and learns to see his life through new eyes.

Babel’s in Arms
Two Biblical blue-collar workers stumble upon the true nature of God when they are given the daunting task of building an infinite tower to heaven.

Captive Audience
A young couple, held hostage by their television set, tries to escape and flee into Real Life.

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