February 19 to February 24 in Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center

The Adelphi University Department of Theatre will kick off the new year with a David Ives classic, All In The Timing. Directed by J.J. O’ Neil ’88, the show will take place from February 19 to February 24 in Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

All in the Timing is a collection of David Ives short plays bordering on the genre of absurd. Among the unusual plots included are a man and a woman on a blind date who both develop short term memory loss at the ring of a bell, a parody of the work of minimalist composer Philip Glass, and three chimpanzees writing the first draft of a Shakespearean play. With off the wall humor and abstract characters, Ives’ plays are sure to leave their audience entertained and constantly on their toes.

An M.F.A. graduate of the Yale School of Drama, David Ives has had his plays produced in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. All in the Timing premiered at Primary Stages in 1993 and soon after  moved to Broadway to run for 606 performances. The production won him an Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Playwriting. In later years, Ives has focused on reimagining the classics with his translations of Moliere’s The Misanthrope and Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear. His most recent play, Venus in Fur, premiered in 2010 starring Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley. The show later on moved to Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in 2011. 

A graduate of Adelphi University’s B.F.A. in acting program, J.J O’ Neil has been featured in Law and Order: CI, 24 and Veronica Mars. His Broadway stage appearances include “Present Laughter” at the Roundabout Theater. A well- established director, O’Neil has directed numerous plays at Adelphi and SoHo Playhouse. He was quite eager to take on Ives’ work.  “David Ives is one of the best comedy writers of our day,” says O’Neil. “I leapt when asked to do this.”

Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this play are on sale now for $15. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or

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