ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, April 11th at 8pm
Mrs. Hawking will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required
About the Play
Written and directed by Phoebe Roberts
The year is 1880 in the reign of Queen Victoria. Young Mary Stone has just arrived alone and friendless in London, unsure of what to do with herself after a lifetime of keeping house for her late parents in India. She has no choice but to accept a position as a house girl for Mrs. Victoria Hawking, an aloof, mysterious society widow who seems to want nothing to do with her. But when she discovers Mrs. Hawking's true business, as a secret champion to the otherwise helpless women of London, Mary is drawn into a world of new heroic purpose battling against devious blackmailers, rescuing kidnapped children, and struggling against the restrictive place their society forces on women.
|Elizabeth Hunter||playing||Victoria Hawking|
|Gabrielle Geller||playing||Mary Stone|
|Ryan Kacani||playing||Nathaniel Hawking|
|Brad Smith||playing||Cedric Brockton; Narrator 3|
|Stephanie Karol||playing||Celeste Fairmont, Grace Monroe, Narrator 2|
|Nick Martucci||playing||John Colchester; Walter Grainger; Narrator 1|
The Director: Phoebe Roberts is a Waltham-based writer currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing for Stage and Screen at Lesley University. Recent productions of her work include her one-act plays To Think of Nothing and Merely Players by Hold Thy Peace at Brandeis University, as well as the ten-minute play The Late Mrs. Chadwick in the Manhattan Repertory One Act Competition. Her name is well-known as a writer in New England interactive literature circles, and she can also be seen in the Boston-area theatrical acting and modeling scenes from time to time.
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