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UND Theatre presents ‘All in the Timing’ on Feb. 20-24

Who: UND Department of Theatre Arts

What: “All in the Timing”
Written by David Ives

Where: Burtness Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-24

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military (with ID). Free for student military (with ID).

Box Office: UND Department of Theatre Arts, 701.777.2587


UND Theatre will open the spring semester of the 2023-24 season with David Ives’ multi-play comedy, “All in the Timing.” The show is a collection of six one-act plays that make for a witty and romantic evening of theater exploring themes of time, language and the power of words.

The plays of “All in the Timing” are directed by five different directors, including two faculty members and three students. These students have excelled in the classroom and are directing for the first time in this mainstage season.

This is just the night of fun you’re looking for at this time of the year!

Tickets are available at the online box office or by calling 701.777.2587.

Production Information

Production Team (*student):

  • Directors
    • Emily Wirkus (Sure Thing & Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread)
    • Tacy Crawford* (Universal Language)
    • Anissa Oveson* (Words, Words, Words)
    • Jace Toutenhoofd* (The Philadelphia)
    • Emily Cherry Oliver (Variations on the Death of Trotsky)
  • Stage Manager: Payton Bergman*
  • Costume Designer: Averie Eixenberger*
  • Costume Mentor: Kylie McDonald
  • Scenic & Lighting Designer: Brad Reissig
  • Sound Designer: Patrick Reading
  • Technical Director: Grace Rhoads*


Sure Thing

  • Bill: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Betty: Tacy Crawford

Universal Language

  • Don: Lora Gatheridge
  • Dawn: Alexander Collin

Words, Words, Words

  • Swiftie: Sean McNulty
  • Koftka: Lora Gatheridge
  • Milton: Jace Toutenhoofd

The Philadelphia

  • Mark: Sean McNulty
  • Al: Nicolas Baldwin
  • Waitress: Anna Gust

Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread

  • Woman 1: Anna Gust
  • Woman 2: Zamzam Ullow
  • Philip Glass: Tacy Crawford
  • Baker: Sean McNulty

Variations on the Death of Trotsky

  • Leon Trotsky: Emily Wirkus
  • Trotsky: Zamzam Ullow
  • Ramon: Kylie McDonald

Production Staff

  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Grace Rhoads, Gloria Knudson
  • Costume Shop Manager: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Shop Assistants: Tacy Crawford, Averie Eixenberger, Olivia Parton, Anissa Oveson
  • Light Board Operator: Payton Bergman
  • Sound Board Operator: Ariel Long
  • Lighting Crew: Olivia Edlund, Logan Grover, Lauren Perugiini, Casey Rider, Logan Ruud
  • Backstage Crew: Joshua Drady, Andrew Fitzgerald
  • Props Crew: Hyunsic Cho, Edison Lunski, Lauren Stoa, Cole Tiedman
  • Box Office Manager: Melanie Dougan
  • Box Office Staff: Taqwa Ali, Teryn Jarowski, Anna Jones, Sevi Saunar-Lahr
  • House Manager: Melanie Dougan
  • Online Publicity: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig