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Bare Bones 19: Base Instruments



ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, June 10th, 2016 at 8pm

Bare Bones 19: Base Instruments will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required


About the Show

Written and directed by Phoebe Roberts

London, England, 1883 – Mary has been Mrs. Hawking's protege for two years now, learning the ropes of championing the downtrodden women of London with the intent of one day taking her mistress's place. When Mrs. Hawking is injured in the line of duty, the press for Mary to master the trade becomes all the more urgent as a dancer in the St. Petersberg ballet approaches them to solve the murder of the prima ballerina. But as the team hunts down the truth, Nathaniel's determination to be of use in his aunt's work has consequences he doesn't expect, and Mary begins to realize the heavy cost of taking on the life Mrs. Hawking leads. Learn more at



Mrs. Victoria Hawking .... Elizabeth Hunter
Miss Mary Stone .... Circe Rowan
Mr. Nathaniel Hawking .... Jeremiah O'Sullivan
Mrs. Clara Hawking/Miss Elena Zakharova/Miss Yulia Sherba .... Samantha LeVangie
Mr. Justin Hawking/Mr. Kiril Chernovsky .... Eric Cheung
Sergeant Arthur Swann/Lord Nicholas Cavil .... Matthew Kamm


Additional Information

About the Director

Phoebe Roberts ( is a local writer, actor, director, costumer, and model. She has produced the Mrs. Hawking series of Victorian adventure shows at Arisia and the Watch City Steampunk Festival. The first three installments are available at, with the script for part four, Gilded Cages, coming in 2016.


Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First offers directors, casts and audiences the chance to explore a wide variety of plays in a spare, intense setting.



Director ..... Phoebe Roberts
Bare Bones Program Director ..... Jess Viator