by David Ives
July 9-13, 2002
The International Bar, Wicklow Street Dublin
This combination of four hilarious, brain-tickling sketches examines the craziness and magic of love and life, through wordplay, theatricality and the cosmos.
In the SURE THING, two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield with an offstage bell at the ready to bring us back in time.
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator of Unamunda, a wild comic dialect, for a lesson in language and love.
THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for.
And in WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet and asks: What would the monkeys talk about at their typewriters?
Directors Todd Karner, Tara McKeever, Paul Nugent & Anna Olson
Bill, Al Todd Karner
Betty, Waitress Tara McKeever
Don, Milton Paul Nugent
Dawn, Kafka Anna (Olson) Nugent
Bell Ringer, Young Man, Marcus, Swift Alan Walsh
Stage Manager Barry Nugent
Props Master Martin McKeever
Poster Designer Todd Karner
Programme Design The Cast