Venue Details

13 Star Starred
The Hub Theatre - The New School of Northern Virginia
John Swayze Theatre 9431 Silver King Court Fairfax, VA 22031
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from klisaac

The play was very interesting and thought provoking. It was very well acted especially by the actor playing the clockmaker. We also loved the set design.

reviewed May 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from RC

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

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from stanley heishman

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.

reviewed May 22 2011 report as inappropriate
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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


“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.

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