The Thirteen Clocks

The Thirteen Clocks Cast

The play version of The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber had two performances in late November of 2014 in SUNY Broome’s Little Theater. Directed by Katherine Bacon the cast included Jackson Somerville, Dallas Elwood, Greg Kenyon, Hannah Merrell and Beth Moffitt in the principal roles. Also in the cast were Rebecca Ollerenshaw, Tijuana Chrispin, Christian Webb, Curtis Brock, Erika Harper and Logan Smith who appeared a guest artist. Joy Thornton was the narrator.

The story of The Thirteen Clocks is internationally famous. Our version of James Thurber's famous story was adapted and produced by Frank Lowe for the stage in 1976. The most famous of the many audio recordings is by the wonderful Neil Gaiman. Though this play is like many fairy tales in that the handsome prince saves the princess from an evil duke and marries her, it is quite different in one particular way. The Prince in our story can choose from many princesses in his realm but he wants this particular princess because she has a "warm hand and a warm heart." The book and play are famous for Thurber's unique cadenced style with a constant complex wordplay and hidden rhymes much like in blank verse.

The Thirteen Clocks Cast