Mrs. Warren's Profession OPENING NIGHT
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) returns to live, in-person performances with a rare revival of Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Robert Cuccioli, David Lee Huynh, Alvin Keith, Nicole King, Raphael Nash Thompson, and Tony® Award winner Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Warren.
Directed by David Staller, this limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances on Tuesday October 12th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer Avenues) and continue through November 20th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 27th.
George Bernard Shaw built his life on controversy, determined to be the voice of empowerment for the disenfranchised. In a world where women have no legal rights, his play examines a woman who, coming from nothing, has become one of the most wealthy and powerful of executives running an international string of high-class brothels, keeping her life hidden from her daughter. Only when the truth is revealed does the house of cards topple. In this infamous comedy/drama, George Bernard Shaw brings us his most provocative play, which examines how six people face their past to plan for their future, including the mysterious title character who has built a global empire from the ground up. Come experience the provocative play that, in its world debut in New York in 1905, the entire cast was arrested on opening night! With a glorious cast by the most amusing and insightful playwright in the English language, the always rascally George Bernard Shaw.
“The struggle for equal rights has always been the hot topic for Bernard Shaw. Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1895) was considered so incendiary in its time that it was banned for years in Britain and, when it finally debuted here in New York City, the entire cast was arrested on opening night. It’s not the plot point of prostitution that offended the officials, but the notion that a woman would struggle to create a successful life for herself in spite of the constraints set against her by law and society, and thrive without apology. With this, our return to Theatre Row after the COVID-19 shutdown, we have a dream cast to bring you this highly entertaining story involving a mother and daughter who, for the first time, reveal their true self to each other. The issue of women’s rights, in particular, permeates all of Shaw’s work and perhaps never, before or since, has this socio-political cause been more explosively examined,” said GTG Artistic Director David Staller. “We feel like pioneers! Though most every other full union off-Broadway theatre company at our budget level have either postponed or cancelled their return to live performance in the autumn, we’re determined to join the community full-throttle, and we plan on letting nothing stop us. All cast, staff, and audience members will be fully vaccinated and every possible safety guideline will be followed.”
GTG is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy community. In order to ensure the health of their entire community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees and audience members. Their policy requires complete COVID-19 vaccinations before the date of attendance, which is currently defined as fourteen days following the final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Proof of vaccination (the Excelsior Pass, the NYC COVID Safe Pass, a CDC vaccination card, and/or an official immunization record from outside the United States) will be required for entry into the theater.
The performance will run 100 minutes, without an intermission.Venue: Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd St. Map
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