Compassion Theatre Company Presents 'Mrs Warren's Profession' 7/14-25
Compassion Theater Company Presents George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession" July 14 through July 25.
The show will be performed at Shetler Studios & Theaters located at 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor New York, New York 10019 Between Broadway and 8th Avenue on 54th Street. 75 seat theater in Midtown Manhattan. 12th floor accessible by elevator. Refreshments available. One intermission. Air Conditioned.
The story centers on the relationship between Mrs Warren, a prostitute, described by Shaw as "on the whole, a genial and fairly presentable old blackguard of a woman," and her "prudish" daughter, Vivie. Mrs Warren is a middle-aged woman whose Cambridge-educated daughter, Vivie, is horrified to discover that her mother's fortune was made managing high-class brothels. The two strong women make a brief reconciliation when Mrs Warren explains her impoverished youth, which originally led her into prostitution. Vivie forgives her mother until learning that the highly profitable business remains in operation.
Shaw said he wrote the play "to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused, not by female depravity and male licentiousness, but simply by underpaying, undervaluing, and overworking women so shamefully that the poorest of them are forced to resort to prostitution to keep body and soul together."
The cast includes Beth Adler, Carina Moses, Alexander Harvey, Vincent Petrosini, Dave T. Koenig, and Franco Pistritto. The creative team includes Directed by Juan Reinoso, Costumes by Victoria DePew, Set Design by Robert Eggers, Lighting and Sound by Vincent Allen, Stage Manager Chimmy Gunn.
For tickets online visit www.TheaterMania.com Or call: 866-811-4111 or 212-352-3101
Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and seniors