The Oldest Profession

 The Oldest Profession

June 4 – 14, 2015

Audience Pick: Top Ten Vote-Getter in our 2014 Audience Survey

Written by Paula Vogel

Directed by Olin Meadows

 

With an unusual take on teaching old dogs new tricks, The Oldest Profession is a sometimes serious, sometimes saucy and often hilarious look at a squabbling sisterhood of “ladies of the evening” who have worked together for decades. Think Sex in the City in Spanx. Together, these aging practitioners of the oldest profession deal with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market and aching joints, all against the backdrop of the economic downturn and social decline of the early 1980’s.  Director Olin Meadows says, “This show is the perfect pairing of The Golden Girls and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas! It’s a lot of fun, a little bit naughty, but all heart!”

Interspersed in the hubris and humor are a sensuous array of early 20th century blues songs that speak longingly and lovingly of the New Orleans’ Storyville jazz era, a time and place tied to these women and their stories.

Agape’s production of The Oldest Profession features and all-star cast of 5 talented actresses. Agape is proud to welcome for the first time to the Agape stage B.J. Machalicek as Mae, the Madame of the Stable, as well as Linda Bradshaw as the light-hearted Lillian, and Marijean Schindler as the savvy and sweet Vera. Coming back to Agape is Mary Kennelly (An Ideal Husband) as the strong willed Ursula, and Georgia Medler (Six Dance Lessons, An Ideal Husband, Suffer The Long Night) as the spicy Edna. The show is packed with live musical performances of the by gone days with Preston King on the piano as Professor Henry.

THE OLDEST PROFESSION Is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Performances are June 4th – 14th, 2015 at the Black Box Theater at East View High School, located at 4490 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.  Performance times are 7:30pm Thursday thru Saturday and 2:30pm on Sundays.

Tickets are $17 adults and $12 students/seniors if purchased in advance.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 adults and $15 students/seniors.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.ticketor.com/agapeactors or call 512-88-STAGE.

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