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"All in the Timing" June 14-16 at Ernst Nature Theatre: Comedy directed by Undergraduate Summer Scholar


Robert Stimmel, director of
Robert Stimmel, director of
"All in the Timing," a collection of one-act comedies by David Ives, directed by senior theatre major Robert Stimmel, will be presented in Ernst Nature Theatre on Miami's Western campus at 7 p.m. June 14-16 and June 21. Admission is free.

Stimmel is a 2013 Undergraduate Summer Scholar (USS) conducting research on the history of comedy in theatre.

Directing and producing “All in the Timing” is part of his USS project, advised by faculty mentor Bekka Eaton Reardon, associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program on Miami’s Hamilton campus.

His project also involves studying the history of comedic theatre from vaudeville through contemporary theatre.

Stimmel will give brief presentations about his research during the production – speaking to the audience during scene changes.

The production is co-sponsored by the Western College Alumnae Association (WCAA), which manages Ernst Nature Theatre. The June 21 performance will be a part of the WCAA Alumnae Weekend festivities.

Miami's SecondStage Theatre

Stimmel has also been selected to direct the theatre department's fall 2013 SecondStage production of “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph (Miami ’96.) Stimmel is one of only a few undergraduates selected to direct a SecondStage production in the past several years.

Open air amphitheater
Ernst Nature Theatre
Ernst Nature Theatre
Ernst Nature Theatre, which was constructed in 1921, is located behind Peabody Hall off Western Drive. Entry to Western Drive is near the Miami University Art Museum.

Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray.


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