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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Event: The Timekeepers

Fringe Theatre Adventures


Ocean of Sugar's


A powerful production about friendship and hope in a time of horror, The Timekeepers, by Israel's Ocean of Sugar, returns to Edmonton for an exclusive Canadian engagement. In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day April 21, Fringe Theatre Adventures invites new and returning audiences to experience this important, internationally-acclaimed drama free of charge, by donation only. The Timekeepers plays the TransAlta Arts Barns' Westbury Theatre April 14 to 19.

When Hans, an outrageous gay German, and Benjamin, a conservative Jewish horologist, are thrown together in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, they appear to have little in common. As they work to repair watches for the Nazis under the Capo's tyrannical eye, their mutual prejudice and mistrust slowly give way to a touching friendship.

Addressing the Holocaust with a combination of humour and sorrow, The Timekeepers accentuates the prisoner's private experience amidst a tragedy of millions. An audience favourite and Hold-Over at 2006 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, this award-winning production has met with rave reviews in London, Tel Aviv, New York and Vancouver.

Written by American playwright Dan Clancy, The Timekeepers is performed by Israeli actors Victor Attar, Roy Horovitz and Omer Etzion. Daniel Salomon composed the original score, with set and lighting design by Uri Ofir, costume design by Inge Barba, and vocal coaching by Professor Hanna Hacohen.

The Timekeepers runs April 14 through 19 at 8pm nightly, with matinee performances April 18 and 19 at 2pm. For more information about Fringe Theatre Adventures' presentation of The Timekeepers, please call 780-409-1910 or visit

Warning: The Timekeepers deals with mature subject matter. Discretion advised.

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