All in the Timing
Written And Performed By Tulis McCall. Directed by Austin Pendleton.
Tulis McCall – Award-winning wit, wag, and piquant observer of life’s mysterious ways, McCall sets her sites on the greatest mystery of all: the conveyor belt of life and our place in the line-up. When she suddenly sees a woman of a certain age staring back from her mirror, she demands to know how and when that broad got in there, and if she’s leaving anytime soon. Before that happens, however, she has a few claims to stake and a few flags to raise.
All in Good Time is a funny and gently in-your-face rumination that muses on how we ignore and euphemize aging until we reach that tipping point where the future is shorter than the past.
Rounding the third turn on the track? Hoping to get there? In All in Good Time is gifted writer and performer Tulis McCall’s fearless and mordant take on the years ahead—and why we feel about them the way we do.
This is the second time I’ve attended a show by monologist Tulis McCall. She’s no less angry, no less honest, no less acerbically funny. The artist admits to 68, but refuses to go gentle into that good night (Dylan Thomas). McCall faces herself in the mirror with a “volcano of regrets” and observes aging with vitriol familiar to anyone in middle years or beyond.
Tulis’ humor strikes with sublime prickliness. About getting older she quipped and questioned. What happened? Like all of us, first she did a few things here – and then she made some statements there. Then came a few other things over there. Then, all of a sudden, ARGH! She’s facing a number once deemed an impossibility!
Carole Di Tosti
A spectacular, witty, brilliant evening… Tulis speaks profoundly of aging but this is not just for women/people of a certain age. She will elicit big belly laughs and move you as well! Truly the best one woman show I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing.
A passionate and strong playwright and performer not to be missed!
“If you are older than I, thank you for beating the bushes and leaving a trail,” says McCall. “If you are younger than I, think of me as waiting for you on the other side of your mid-life crisis. If you are my peer, welcome to the Bar Car. Drinks are on the house.” – Tulis McCall, At Your Service