Professor Pemberton is a humble inventor, a quiet man of science. But as political unrest sweeps over the great city of New Providence, buried secrets from the past threaten to destroy everything that he holds dear, and perhaps even the Crown itself. From romance to royal airships to roving inter-dimensional portals, The Clockwork Professor is an action-packed adventure of fantastical science fiction with a steampunk twist.
Seamus Pemberton: Male, 30s. An inventor.
Matilda James: Female, 30s. The Professor’s assistant.
Lawrence Howell: Male, 30s. The Professor’s friend.
Sophie Park: Female, 20s. A young woman from another world. Also the Lady Sophia, the Royal Head of State of New Providence.
Jin Rubik: Male, 20s. Sophie’s Keeper.
Dr. Balthazar Higgins: Male, 50s–60s. The Royal Advisor to the Crown.
Mr. Jervis: Male or Female, 20s–40s. A strange fellow in a derby hat.
Mr. Sullivan: Male or Female, 20s–40s. A strange fellow in a derby hat.
Radio Voices: Announcer, Reporter 1, Reporter 2, Actor 1,
Actor 2, Resistance Protester, Announcer 2.
The Clockwork Professor was originally produced by Pork Filled Productions at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle, WA, and ran from July 12 – August 3, 2013. It was directed by Amy Poisson.
“What they do have going for them is an original story by Maggie Lee that is at the same time funny and fascinating…Ably directed by Poisson the show never bogs itself down or becomes stayed.”
— Jay Irwin, BroadwayWorld Seattle
“Directed by Amy Poisson, this world premiere of The Clockwork Professor brings local playwright Maggie Lee’s science fiction a la steampunk play to charming realization…This isn’t ethnic theatre. It’s just fine theatre. So, if you have any interest in science fiction, or you just want something a bit different, give this a try.”
— Nancy Worssam, Arts Stage-Seattle Rage
“…earnest and good-natured and even a little subversive…”
— Brendan Kiley, The Stranger