By George Bernard Shaw
This brilliant production from the masters at Sydney Theatre Company.
Vivie Warren is an optimistic young bluestocking working her way towards social independence and a successful career when she makes a discovery that rocks her world: her comfortable upbringing and expensive education were bankrolled by her mother Kitty’s unorthodox profession.
With his verbal mastery and devilish wit, the legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw dissects the precarious and perplexing bond between mother and daughter, as well as the thorny issues of class and privilege and the finer points of moral relativism.
Although written in 1893, Mrs Warren’s Profession was not given a public performance in London until 1925, having been banned for its frank discussion of a taboo topic – but also, one suspects, for its forthright challenge of the Victorian status-quo regarding the right of women to pursue social and financial independence.
Sarah Giles (Mariage Blanc) directs the much-loved Helen Thomson (The Splinter, Under Milk Wood, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play) and newcomer Lizzie Schebesta in a play that sparkles with a vitality and wit belying its 120 years.
DIRECTOR: Sarah Giles
DESIGNER: Renée Mulder
COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGNER: Max Lyandvert
STARRING: Eamon Farren, Drew Forsythe, Lizzie Schebesta, Helen Thomson
Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Wednesday 17 April 2013
6:30pm, Thursday 18 April 2013
8:00pm, Friday 19 April 2013
2:00pm, Saturday 20 April 2013 – AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
8:00pm, Saturday 20 April 2013
Adult $59, Conc. $54, F/T Student $42, Youth 30&U $49*
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