MAC Summer Play; “All In The Timing”

May 27, 2022

MAC Outdoor Theater Presents All in the Timing
A Collection of Four One Acts written by David Ives



Words, Words, Words – directed by Shelia McManus
The Philadelphia – directed by Linda Costa
Sure Thing – directed by Donn Tyler
Variations on the Death of Trotsky – directed by Kate Fishman


Show Dates:  June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
Bicentennial Park, Marion | Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs
Friday, Saturday shows at 6:30pm | Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
Tickets: $18 MAC members | $20 nonmembers


Melissa Bessey
Jack Boesen
Scott Fishman
Jessica Harris
Brennan McKiernan
Bill Miller
Gary Sousa
Maura Van Voris
with Suzie Kokkins

Sound Tech

Steven McManus

Custom Collection: WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, THE PHILADELPHIA, VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY, SURE THING is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (


Attend the MAC Theater’s outdoor June production featuring four one-act plays by David Ives, from his comedic collection All in the Timing. Words, Words, Words (directed by Shelia McManus) 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 Philadelphia (directed by Linda Costa) presents two friends in a restaurant who have fallen into “a Philadelphia”, a Twilight Zone-like state in which they cannot get anything they ask for; Sure Thing (directed by Donn Tyler) features two people who meet in a café and find their way through a conversational minefield of false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love; and Variations on the Death of Trotsky (directed by Kate Fishman) shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber’s axe he’s discovered in his head.

This project is generously supported by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Learn more at