Fairytales Let Loose At The Leeward Theatre
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Prince Valiant (Justin Woznock), Janice (Mary Burgess) and Cinderella (Melissa Kenigton) in Clockwork. (credit: Don Ranney)

Leeward Community College presents the hilarious family-friendly comedy Clockwork by Leeward Theatre Manager Kemuel DeMoville and directed by Assistant Professor Betty Burdick. This is a world premiere production of the play. Clockwork will run on November 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and November 9 and 16 at 4 p.m.

When the magical clock that keeps all the fairytales on track suddenly breaks down, Janice the clock’s guardian, and Morton her loyal helper, try to do everything they can to keep the stories on track. While Janice takes on the role of both Cinderella’s fairy godmother and the witch who curses Sleeping Beauty, Morton is forced to disguise himself as Snow White (since the real Snow White escaped as soon as the clock broke). A series of misguided magic and mistaken identities leave one handsome prince turned into a frog, Morton engaged to Sleeping Beauty (a real Beauty and the Beast), and Cinderella acting as Janice’s new apprentice.

The play is written in the style of a French farce and moves from one complication to the next with fast-paced hilarious results. There are chases throughout: through the forest, through the clock tower and even through the audience!

Finally a giant dragon storms the stage to untangle the stories and get them back on track—but don’t expect any traditional endings here (everyone just feels lucky not to get eaten)!

Children and adults alike will enjoy this fun-filled comedy.

Local playwright DeMoville wrote the piece while he was an MFA candidate at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2009. Since then the play has had several readings, but no full production.


Ticket information

Ticket prices are:

  • $25 general admission
  • $20 seniors, military, UH system students, faculty and staff
  • $15 for Leeward students and children 18 and under

To purchase tickets, visit the Leeward Community Theatre website or call the box office at (808) 455-0380

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