The Clockmaker: The Hub Theatre Presents D.C. Area Premiere of Massicotte's Romantic Mystery
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The last date listed for The Clockmaker was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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A whimsically heartfelt fable about love and death, this play by Philip Dawkins follows the destinies of the Fail family in 1928 Chicago. Free-spirited Nelly, tomboy Jenny June and the responsible Gerty are the daughters of immigrant clock-makers, promising young women ready to strike out on their own. Their fates change after they meet a sweetly sincere suitor, Mortimer, and then their makers, one after the other, in a series of unfortunate events. This funny, wise play has won kudos from critics for its delightful humor and moving message. Learn More
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“Although _The Clockmaker _ is an intelligent play, making it work requires a careful attention to the tone of the piece. Director Kirsten Kelly adroitly maintains the mood, balancing the off-kilter elements with a grounding sense of realism. She also draws perfectly pitched performances from the small cast… _The Clockmaker _will stand the test of time and will be long remembered by audiences lucky enough to catch The Hub Theatre’s production.” —DC Theatre Scene
“Who are you?” Monsieur Pierre (the immigration official) poses his usual question, but Heinrich’s unusual answer sets in motion a metaphysical roller-coaster. Why would a simple statement of name and profession bring so much attention to an unassuming clockmaker? Maybe because those are two more things than anyone else in this place remembers?
Soon, Heinrich reminds his new friend Frieda of memories she’s forgotten, and even summons up a few of his own—memories of forbidden love and crimes he may or may not have committed. Is it possible to be guilty of being about to commit a crime, as Monsieur Pierre suspects? And why wouldn’t one recall something so significant as premeditated murder? Armed with a newfound-yet-familiar love for each other, Heinrich and Frieda set about solving this Kafkaesque puzzle.
The Clockmaker may seem like little more than a love story set inside a murder-mystery-to-be, but it just might end up exposing the very truth of existence itself.
The Hub Theatre production cast includes Tom Story, Matt Bassett, Helen Paumi and Andrés Talero.