The New Canaan High School Drama Department opens its season with the play, "All in the Timing" by David Ives on Oct. 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

The 26 students in the cast and crew will present this off-beat comedy in eight acts. Each act takes a look at human relations in unusual ways.

Daniel Klingenstein, who plays two different roles, said, "Either the settings are unbelievable and the circumstances are believable or the circumstances are believable and the settings are unbelievable." He's in a scene that opens with three construction workers, seemingly normal, as they sit on scaffolding on a break -- that is, until his character reveals that he is the long-lost Lindbergh baby.

Jessica Brower, the student production manager, said, "The show is very unusual but you can still connect with every scene." She added, "Even in the most ridiculous situation, like flies falling in love, you can still relate to the lessons they teach you." Alison Soderquist, a senior, is new to the school and has been "very impressed with every aspect of the drama program at the high school." She plays in an act where she says, "a universal language is spoken, and although its gibberish, the audience eventually can understand it." Soderquist and Klingenstein both mentioned a metaphor of a Rubik's Cube that speaks to the underlying meaning of the show. It's perfect and understandable until you mess it up and then it makes no sense.

"The second somebody does some little thing it can mess up everything in a relationship," Soderquist.

Tickets are available in the high school Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 19, and one hour prior to show times. Tickets are $12 each. Sponsors for the for the show include Ameriprise Mutual, Divaz Salon, Karl Chevrolet, Masonic Lodge of New Canaan, Milestones, New Canaan Cleaners, New Canaan Community Foundation, New Canaan Dance Academy, Parker Ear, Nose and Throat, Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, The Studio and Walter Stewart's Market.

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