Crimson Chronicle Reporter
Performing Arts students will present their first production of the year, All In The Timing, this weekend with three shows on Oct. 13, 14 and 15.
All In the Timing, a comedy by David Ives, is a collection of short, one-act plays that are witty, and make fun of the way that humans communicate. It’s a bundle of emotions that relies on “your own interpretation,” said A’Mmir Landry, a junior playing the role of Jack, a baker in one of the series of acts.
It isn’t your average high school play based on its absurd and comical presentation. “There’s even a scene that uses a completely made-up language,” said Soraya Peralta, playing Charlie, the character who she defined as just a bit of a wackjob.
As the first performance of the year, All in the Timing presents an opportunity, as a series of multiple unrelated acts, for not only new students, but also the new director Russell Dean, to show what they are capable of in the art of theater, and to grow as a whole.
“It’s a good opportunity for everyone,” said Ammir, emphasizing the fact that it is a fresh start and new year for everyone.
Tech week, a week of final preparation and rehearsal before the show, is going to show the true colors of everyone -from the actors to the director- and how they work under pressure according to Apollo Manfredi, who plays the roles of a woman, and a “type-writing chimpanzee.”
Dean, Hollywood High’s new director who replaced John Tourtellotte, can be described as a skilled individual when it comes to directing, considering his ability to not only organize and lead as a director but to “match the energy of his students,” said Soraya.
Dean, excited about the performance, is working hard at All in the Timing, which he defines as a “funny, quirky comedy that will have something for everyone.” All in the Timing is a variety that will appeal to everyone, from teachers and students to actors and families.
The Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon show is at 2 p.m. with tickets available at the link down below. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for adults. Come and show your support for Hollywood High’s Performing Arts students this weekend in the school’s auditorium.