Mrs. Warren’s Profession proves not much has changed


Alley Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Rickshaw Theatre April 22 to 27. Photo by Kaarina Venalainen.

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Talk about serendipity. Looking for a monologue to audition with the Shaw Festival, Alley Theatre’s Marisa Smith was given a copy of Mrs. Warren’s Profession. It was at the same time she happened to be working at a women’s shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Smith soon recognized just how raw and current Shaw’s 120 year-old story, of a young woman who discovers her comfortable lifestyle was paid for by her mother’s sex work, still was.

Read the entire interview at Vancouver Presents!

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