This short, comic one act contains all the essentials you need for a successful play two main characters experience a host of problems (conflicts) associated with dating you meet someone in a cafe you're interested what next how many ways are there to fck it up david ives catalogs them all in sure. All in the timing, six one-act comedies - acting edition [david ives] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers this volume contains six hilarious one -act plays by david ives: sure thing, words, words, words, the universal language. Deborah reinisch – a film professor at nyu's tisch school of the arts – is one of the short filmmakers visiting maui to presenter her short, sure thing, a screen adaptation of broadway wizard david ives' play it screens today, at 3pm as a part of short film showcase 2 at maui arts & cultural center. In literature works like david ives' play sure thing, which is a piece applying rapid-fire lines between a girl and a guy who are getting to know each other this concept clearly manifests itself in ives' sure thing, a girl (betty) and a guy (bill), finally fall for each other but not before “having a fist fight” in an effort to get to know. David ives is probably best known for his short plays, which in turn are best known for their cleverness, brevity (we did mention they were short plays) precision f-strike: sure thing, in the middle of betty's monologue interrogating bill about his intentions (also the only paragraph in a play made up of mostly one. Sure thing and its companion pieces are beautiful in their poetic conception, and in their underlying seriousness ives's hapless characters are all trying to overcome insurmountable obstacles, usually in the most circuitous of ways in the universal language, a mousy young woman with a stammer answers an ad for a.
1- the play sure thing from david ives examines the endless variations of boy meets girl and the ensuing pick up lines the central theme throughout the play displays a few varieties of a possible conversation that end with a ringing bell that symbolizes a fresh start and a second chance to make a good impression. David ives' play sure thing in the style of tim & eric's tom goes to the mayor. A meet-cute in a coffeeshop contains multitudes, in this entertaining, experimental short, now a classic, from david ives (venus in fur) it is from his collection of shorts called it's all in the timing and it couldn't be more about how everything in life is indeed all in the timing but it takes you to another.
The sure thing (1988 ) by david ives (from a collection of six short plays published together as a collection called all in the timing) how to cite on your works cited page: ives, david the sure thing 1988 “english 101: critical reasoning, reading, and writing” marilyn kennedy's course web site 2 nov 2007. Directed by: thanos souliotis bill: jacopo griggio betty: helene g adaptation from david ives' all in the timing an isn leiden theatre group production, 3. Original vimeo post: june 2011 project for a college theatre class film adaptation of the play sure thing by david. The sure thing community note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.
David ives's all in the timing is a fast-paced comic slap in the face ives's collection of highly original skits--on topics as assorted as the death of leon trotsky and the plays of david mamet--makes one realize just how predictable and sappy most modern comedy is even when writing about a commonplace. Short directed by deborah reinisch with gia crovatin, luke kirby bill takes the only available seat in a cafe--at betty's table could she be the 'one' could he are there any guarantees when we open our hearts sure thing writer: david ives. Sure thing: a man and a woman meet for the first time in a cafe, where they have an awkward meeting continually reset each time they say the wrong thing, until, finally, they romantically connect cast erik krueger as bill sydney matthews as betty all in the timing written by david ives directed by.
Objectives of integrating expressive behavior into robot daily life the specific play we performed was “sure thing” by david ives  this play was selected because the comedic narrative structure involves a time-rewinding device which can fig 1 herb performing on stage with olivia brown don zheng is the robot. Language is mr ives' chief tool in all six of these comic short plays the first, sure thing, is seemingly a simple 'boy and girl meet cute' comedy, set in a coffee shop , in which the two get to know each other at a shared table ives manages to give us about sixteen variations on their journey of discovery by.
Co-lyricist of 2014 tony award winning musical a gentleman's guide to love & murder cocktails, crooning & conversation plus reserved parking you're invited join us sunday, april 29 at 4 pm for a one-of-a-kind immersive theatrical experience sure thing by david ives sean hannon and eileen lawless. Sure thing is a short comic play by david ives featuring a chance meeting of two characters, betty and bill, whose conversation is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of them responds negatively to the other the play was first produced in 1988, and was published in 1994. Essays and criticism on david roszkowski's david ives - critical essays.
Read this essay on sure thing by david ives come browse our large digital warehouse of free sample essays get the knowledge you need in order to pass your classes and more only at termpaperwarehousecom. Sure thing in david ives' short one-act comedy play “sure thing” he examines a number of variations in which a conversation between a guy and girl could take place theme, setting, plot, characters all of these things are essential to the understanding and captivation of the audience with every exchange. All in the timing is a collection of one-act plays by david ives, including such comedies as sure thing and variations on the death of trotsky. Soon after, he wrote sure thing, perhaps his best-known work in sure thing, bill and betty, strangers, find themselves seated together at a cafe they try to strike up a conversation, and at each off-putting phrase or word (i went to oral roberts university, bill says, beaming) a bell rings offstage.
Sure thing has 113 ratings and 9 reviews linda said: read it in 10 minutes a nice short intermission comments on what attractive qualities are - not. David ives is renowned for his seinfeld-like humor, for his ability to think “what if” and turn it into an astoundingly funny play the same is true of his work all in the timing and more specifically the scene entitled “sure thing” the scene centers around two youngish people at a café ives has asked himself the question, “what. David ives author bio(s) isbn: 978-0-8222-1396-3 one act, comedy 1 man, 1 woman total cast: 2, flexible set apply for rights fee: $35 per performance $900 qty: the story: sure thing two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false.