~ Comic Mayhem, Situational Silliness, and an Arsenal of Absurdity ~
A Full Length Play By David Ives
Directed By Felicia Pfluger
(G Rated version for family friendly fun)
Humor frees us. Jest disarms our fears as we find insight into love and life. David Ives’ brilliance juggles physical calisthenics of humor, wiseacre academic references and jokes of highly varying cerebral sophistication, all embodied with vaudevillian gusto.
Yet while the verbal display of pyrotechnics leaves all ages (in this LATTE version) laughing, bewildered and confused, your heart is tickled and soothed. All while situational silliness transcends an arsenal of absurdity and comic mayhem breaks loose.
Monkeys dissect what it means to write Shakespeare. A woman questions what it means to exist and suddenly finds herself in another time. A conman inadvertently gets conned into being honest to the rhythm of beat poetry. These are just a few of the outlandish situations that are the three ring circus that is in store for you. Enjoy the LATTE Teens in this phenomenal full length show.
~ Felicia Pfluger
- In SURE THING a classic contemporary comedy, two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to love.
- WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce HAMLET and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?
- THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wildly comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics—and, of course, true love.
- PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD is a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery.
- THE PHILADELPHIA presents a woman in a restaurant who has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which she cannot get anything she asks for. How does she get out of the dilemma?
- LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY is a domestic drama of a troubled young wife who finds herself crossing through time—and identities—on a fateful winter evening in an empty apartment.
- In ENGLISH MADE SIMPLE, two find an immediate romantic attraction – only to be translated into comically unromantic grammar lessons! How will they free themselves from the banal constrictions of party talk?