MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw

Adapted by Melanie Spewock

Directed by Michael D. Graham

George Bernard Shaw’s funny and relevant attack on hypocrisy. Educated, emancipated Vivie Warren learns that her comfortable life has been entirely funded by her mother’s ill-gotten gains. Can she accept her mother’s past? Can she accept her mother’s continued support? What option does she, or any woman, have?

When he wrote Mrs. Warren’s Profession in 1893, Shaw believed it was unlikely to ever see a public performance. He said, “I do not think there is the least chance of the play being licensed.” And it was not; the Lord Chamberlain refused to grant permission for a production, calling it “immoral and otherwise improper for the stage.” It wasn’t that prostitutes and promiscuity could not be shown on the English stage – they frequently were. It was Shaw’s pragmatic, prosaic, and political take on sex work that was simply too scandalous to be seen. Promethean’s Season 14 continues with Melanie Spewock’s adaptation of this humorous take on limited opportunities for women in the late 19th century. Performances of Mrs. Warren’s Profession will take place at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark St.

Creatives & Crew

Director  –  Michael D. Graham
Stage Manager – Si Squires-Kasten
Production Manager – Alexa Berkowitz*
Costume Designer – Carrie Campana**
Set Designer & Tech Director – Conor Clark
Dialect Coach – Catherine Gillespie**
Lighting Designer – Ellie Humphrys
Props Designer – Maya Jain
Sound Designer – Colin Kovarik
Photography – Tom McGrath**
Dramaturg – Melanie Spewock

Performances:

February 28 – March 29, 2020
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Press Opening:
March 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

Post-show Discussion:
March 8, 2020

Industry Night:
March 16, 2020 at 7:30pm

Performed at Otherworld Theatre
3914 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

Cast

Elaine Carlson*

Elaine Carlson*

Tracey Greenwood

Tracey Greenwood

Jared Dennis*

Jared Dennis*

Ted Hoerl

Ted Hoerl

Ross Frawley

Ross Frawley

Chris Woolsey

Chris Woolsey

*Indicates PTE ensemble member
**Indicates PTE artistic associate

Understudies

Joseph Beal

Joseph Beal

Rosalind Hurwitz

Rosalind Hurwitz

Jeff Broitman

Jeff Broitman

Corrie Riedl

Corrie Riedl

Avery Browne

Avery Browne

Cody Robinson

Cody Robinson