Like a Loss, the ten-minute play accompaniment to the Mrs. Hawking play series, will have a staged reading with Theatre@First’s Bare Bones reading series!

Faithful batman Henry Chapman does not often pry into the personal matters of his employer, the decorated Colonel Reginald Prescott Hawking. But when some of his master’s burdens seem to grow too great, Chapman attempts to understand why Colonel Hawking has chosen to endure conditions as they are.

As those familiar with the Mrs. Hawking play series know, one of its most intriguing mysteries is the figure of the Colonel, the late husband of our hero about whom she still harbors so much resentment and complicated feeling. In this ten-minute play, set seventeen years before Mrs. Hawking and Mary ever meet, we at last get to meet this much-discussed man, and gain some insight into the nature of his strange, tragic marriage to our hero.”

This high-drama short piece will be read in Bare Bones 16: At War, as the opener to the reading of a full-length piece, The Wheel, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Jess Viator. This is a one-night-only performance on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 8pm at Unity Somerville, at 6 William Street, Somerville, MA.

Care to be involved? Auditions will be held on Monday, February 16th, 2015 at 7pm at 13 Park Avenue, Somerville by appointment only. If you are interested in auditioning for either of these readings, please go here to fill out the webform for a timeslot.

Join us as we tell a little of the story of the mysterious Colonel!