Review "Hickory Dickory" at Chicago Dramatists: Provocative, Timely Fantasy

Chicago Dramatists present



Written by Marissa Wegrzyn
Directed by Russ Tutterow
Reviewed  By Katy Walsh  


Embedded inside everyone is a mortal clock. The timepiece ticks down the minutes until death.

For most, its existence near the heart goes unrealized. In rare cases, the mortal clock is a chronometer lodged in the brain. For those poor souls, the exact moment of death ticks away like a time bomb. Chicago Dramatists presents the world premiere of “Hickory Dickory.” Dale is 18. Her mother is 17. Both were born with mortal clocks in their heads. Jimmy and his father fix watches and clocks. When they tamper with fate, time runs out, stands still and speeds up. “Hickory Dickory” is a provocative fantasy lovingly tethered to family time.

A woman who lives by the clock, Sue describes the show with ‘time will tell.’

Read the rest of my review at Make It Better.

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