Northwestern State University’s Theatre and Dance Department will present All in the Timing by David Ives Nov. 9-12 in Theatre West on the NSU Campus. Wednesday – Saturday performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $15. NSU and LSMSA students get in free with a current student ID. Senior citizens and children 12 and under are $12. The world according to David Ives is a very odd place, and this play is a virtual stress test of the English language — and of the audience’s capacity for disorientation, uncertainty, randomness and delight. All in the Timing is fragmented into short, twisted, convoluted, and highly amusing plays as a cast of six actors play a variety of characters who plunge into the black holes of language where their simplest desires are hilariously thwarted.