News Release: Arts and Humanities, Events

Oct. 2,  2008

Theater Emory Opens With 'The Comedy of David Ives'

From Arts at Emory News 

Theater Emory opens its season focused on searching for oneself – and for that other – with "The Comedy of David Ives – Funny Short Plays about Couples and Miscommunication."

Ticket Information


  • Oct. 2 – 11, 2008
  • Tickets $18 and  $14 for discount category members
  • For tickets and information, the public can call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu.

About Theater Emory's production, Artistic Director Tim McDonough explains, "our selection of works is populated by young people who experiment with different ways of relating to each other. In several plays a bell rings and a character searches for a more authentic version of self and relationship." McDonough continues, "Ives' verbal wit and comic variations on repeated failures to communicate, make us laugh as these characters struggle to discover what they mean. Comedy is cruel, and our only excuse is that we are laughing at ourselves." 

The shows are directed by Emory Theater Studies faculty members: John Ammerman, Michael Evenden, Tim McDonough, Donald McManus, Mary Lynn Owen and Lisa Paulsen.  The casts include Emory alumnus, Blake Covington, as well as a host of Emory students.  Costume coordination is by Logan Gradison and Rosalind Staib.  Set and props designs are by Sara Ward and light and sound designs are by Joe Monaghan and Robert Turner.

"The Comedy of David Ives – Funny Short Plays about Couples and Miscommunication" will be performed at the Schwartz Theater Lab, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Emory University.  Performances will be held at 7 p.m. October 2, 4, 8, 9-11, and at 2 p.m. October 5.  The October 8 performance is Pay-What-You-Can, only available at the door (tickets are $18, discount category members $14).  Parking is available in Peavine and Fishburne Visitor parking decks.  For Theater Emory information, visit www.theater.emory.edu.

PLEASE NOTE:  "The Comedy of David Ives – Funny Short Plays about Couples and Miscommunication" contains adult language.

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