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David Ives Short Plays

July 27, 2018

A collection of plays by the master of the short play form
Seven Menus
Time FliesMere MortalsSure ThingForeplayBabel's in Arms
  • David Ives Short Plays
    David Ives Short Plays
July 26-28 and August 2-4
Doors open at 6:45 for dinner service. Curtain at 8:00 pm 
Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
$20 - General Admission, $15 - Non-ASU Students & Arts@ASU Subscribers, $12.50 - ASU Students & Activity Cardholders (1 ticket per cardholder)
One Sunday Matinee - July 29
Doors open at 12:45 pm for lunch. Curtain at 2:00 pm

Sure Thing- Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

7 Menus- A round-robin of relationships at a restaurant table, as demonstrated by a group of friends that change, couple by couple and course by course, throughout several different meals.

Time Flies- Two lonely but sweet young mayflies meet at a pond and really hit it off. Unfortunately, Horace and May watch a nature program on this first night out and discover they have a lifespan of only one day—and their lives are half over.

Fore Play: Or the Art of the Fugue- Chuck, a would-be Don Juan, goes through three rounds of seduction with three different women on a miniature-golf course.

Mere Mortals- Eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder fifty stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past.

Babel’s in Arms- Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel—or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway?


David Ives

David Ives (born July 11, 1950) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is perhaps best known for his comic one-act plays; the New York Times in 1997 referred to him as the “maestro of the short form”. Ives has also written dramatic plays, narrative stories, and screenplays, has adapted French 17th and 18th-century classical comedies, and adapted 33 musicals for New York City’s Encores! series.

Ives wrote his first play when he was nine.


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