Lindenhurst Thespians Puts On “All In The Timing”


Courtesy of A. Castronuova

The Senior Bow

Aria Castronuova, Editor

On April 12th and 13th, the Lindenhurst Thespians performed All In The Timing, a collection of one-act plays written by David Ives. Under the direction of Mr. Smith, the students performed nine of the plays: Sure Thing, Singular Type of Gal (originally Singular Kinda Guy), Words Words Words, Universal Language, Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, Long Ago and Far Away, The Philadelphia, Variations on the Death of Trotsky, and Seven Menus. Each of the plays focuses on the concept of time and existentialism while mostly maintaining grounded in comedy.

High school senior and long-time actor Aaron Liebowitz, who starred as both Philip Glass in Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread and Leon Trotsky in Variations on the Death of Trotsky said of his final performance with the Lindenhurst Thespians, “It was a very interesting show and the community seemed to really like the abstract ideas which differed from the past few shows we have done at the high school. There could not have been a better show to end my senior year with.”

Complimenting the absurd and strange nature of the plays was a unique moving set that opened and closed to reveal different backgrounds for each scene. The stage crew was lead by stage managers Jenna Hoogervorst, Julia Messina, and Madison Garraffo, with help from master carpenters Connor Miller, Aaron Lindenberg, and Declan Buckley; head scenic artist Aria Castronuova; and prop team Irem Gurses and Natalie Hayden.

Senior member of the paint crew Maryam Boujida said of All In The Timing, “I enjoyed working backstage and listening to the crowd’s laughter, but I wish I could’ve been part of the audience to see my fellow classmates pour their hearts into their last show.” Fellow senior painter Christina Columbo added, “This show was a big accomplishment for all of us. We are so proud of each other.”