Mrs. Hawking, the new steampunk play series by Boston-area writer Phoebe Roberts, takes a bold new approach to the classic genre of the Victorian mystery caper. Begin with a Sherlock Holmes of sorts, a deductive genius following the threads of wrongdoing as concealed by the careful manners of a straitlaced culture. Blend into this the psychological complexity of a brooding, Batman-esque avenger, driven by old wounds and a fierce indignation over society’s injustice. And to complete the image, give it a twist– make her a woman, her endeavors cloaked by a mask of harmless respectability, when in reality she is a defiant, Steampunk-style shattering of the delicate Victorian mold. Join Mary as she enters the world of Mrs. Victoria Hawking, and see for yourself what a compelling combination this makes!
I will once again be helping backstage as the third play in the series, Base Instruments, and the fourth, Gilded Cages, run at Arisia 2018.
Check out Arisia’s web site for more info on which room will hold the performances and exact times: http://www.arisia.org/