Seated on a bar stool on a bare stage, drink in hand, Tulis McCall is “At Your Service” in a wise‑cracking, truth‑telling Public Service Announcement about aging gracefully (well, hopefully). “You know you’re getting older when you look at old photos of your parents and think ‘Wow, they were young’; then you look at old photos of yourself and think the same thing…” she says. “I have my father’s nose. I have my mother’s lips – none.”
At one point McCall tells us her favorite bedtime reading is the Oxford English Dictionary. Not implausible. What she does with a single sentence – words, tone, and countenance has the eloquence of faces on Charles Schulltz drawing….Having observed everyday occurrences with the gimlet eye of a storyteller, she stands before us stripped bare and merciless against walk-around politesse. Why must I be preoccupied with this, she questions, what happened to hopes and dreams? “All in Good Time” was directed by Jon Lonoff. Together they have created a seamlessly natural, extremely personal, highly affecting piece.