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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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). 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.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Hub Theatre
The Hub Theatre endeavors to produce work that highlights our common humanity. To create a theatrical experience that is at once challenging and inclusive; to be the physical center of a dynamic circle of story, art and community, a place where we all gather to experience and inform that transcendent exchange so unique to live theatre.