(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Long Ago and Far Away and other short comedies by playwright David Ives will be performed by Walking the Dog Theater company at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century from Friday, July 5, 2013, through Sunday, July 21. Ives is known for his verbal dexterity, theatrical invention, and quirky humor.
David Ives’s controversial full-length play Venus in Fur recently had an award-winning run on Broadway. In addition to writing plays, Ives is a humorist who writs for the New Yorker. He was named one of the “100 Smartest New Yorkers” by New York magazine. He is collaborating with Stephen Sondheim on a new musical.
The evening’s program at PS21 includes:
Long Ago and Far Away, 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.
A Singular Kind Of Guy, about a young guy who finally figures out who he really is, just in time to meet someone who might be his perfect complement.
DR FRITZ or, The Forces of Light, a metaphysical examination of God and Sigmund Freud, based on a story Ives read in the New York Times.
Degas C’est Moi, the story of an unemployed drifter who decides to spend his day being painter Edgar Degas.
Arabian Nights, the story of utterly normal Norman who walks into utterly ordinary Flora’s shop looking for a souvenir of his travels and together they find whirlwind romance, spurred on by a wacky translator.
For tickets call 1-800-838-3006 or visit PS21’s online ticket booth.