Synopsis

When Is A Clock

$9.99

Matthew Freeman

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 3 Female

When Gordon's wife vanishes, the only clue to her whereabouts is a bookmark in dog-eared copy of Traveling to Montpelier

With little help to be found at work, from his son, or from the police, Gordon takes off to a rural bookstore to find some answers ...

His journey brings him to the town of Cornersville, in the wilds of Pennsylvania

Through a fractured narrative that is half-mystery and half-memory, we learn about Gordon's marriage, his relationship with his son, his work-life and his wife's bizarre entanglements with a mysterious stranger

We learn, too, about the nature of the landscape unique to the play - a magical universe with physics and laws that can both free the characters from their own stifling identities, and trap them as well

Synchronicity, dreams, and alchemy combine in this exploration of what it means to be able to and unable to change

Scathingly funny and disturbingly compelling, When Is A Clock features Freeman's celebrated deconstruction of American culture

CAST

GORDON - a middle aged man
BRONWYN - a middle aged woman
ALEX - Gordon and Bronwyn's son
SEAN - who owns a bookstore in Cornersville
CAROLINE - a co-worker of Gordon's
COP - a Cop
LUCY - a young woman
CALDWELL -a co-worker of Gordon's

REVIEWS

" ... non-violent, though as savage as any slasher film" ~ New York Times

"There's a monologue that deserves to be enshrined in some kind of hall of fame - it's savvy and preposterous and utterly original ... appealingly abnormal" ~ Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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