Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Written in 1893 by Nobel Prize and Oscar-­winning writer George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession was originally banned from production because of its controversial discussion of prostitution and frank indictment of gender inequality.

The play centers on rich and well-travelled Mrs. Warren who has secretly worked as a prostitute and brothel owner in order to put her daughter Vivie through the best boarding schools and give her all the luxuries she could never afford. But when the highly­‐educated and thoroughly ‘modern’ young Vivie learns of her mother’s profession, the two women battle over what it means to be a modern woman, a working woman, and simply BE a woman.

Alley Theatre (Tape, Wicked ShortsKayak), in association with Neworld Theatre and Renegade Arts Company is mounting a post-modern revisitation of Mrs. Warren’s Profession to be performed at the Rickshaw Theatre accompanied and followed by live music each night. 

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Dates: April 22 to 27, 8 pm (19+ show); April 26, 27, 2 pm (all ages)
Venue: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 in advance online or via phoning 1.800.838.3006; $25 at the door

Alley Theatre has additionally teamed up with WISH Drop-In Centre and PACE Society, two local organizations supporting DTES women. $3 from every ticket sold will be donated to these organizations. Free tickets for the DTES community will be available at the Carnegie Centre, made possible by the Rickshaw Theatre.

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