Venue Details

6 Star Starred
John Swayze Theatre
The New School of Northern Virginia 9431 Silver King Court Fairfax, VA 22031
703-674-3177
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Casual dress, arrive early - open seating - although all seats have good view of stage, as the theater is small.
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Vicia
Look for the Hub Theatre Co. sign as the Swayze Theatre is not marked.
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227 reviews
97 stars
attended May 15 2011

I absolutely loved this performance! Riveting and engaging – the story was provocative and extremely well-acted. This represents the best what small theater should be! I very recently relocated here from SF, and this performance rivals the caliber...continued

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attended May 22 2011

I thought the play was fantastic. All of the actors were superb, the stage set was perfect for this play, and the intimate seating in the theatre made for a wonderful afternoon.

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1 stars
attended May 14 2011

GREAT play! The actor's were extremely talented. LOVED the set, very creative. I would highly recommend this play. A great find in fairfax.

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Website

http://www.thehubtheatre.org/performances_clockmaker.html

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

“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.