Sheridan Opera House Presents “The Oldest Profession”

Sheridan Opera House Presents “The Oldest Profession”

Just because it’s off-season in Telluride doesn’t mean you can’t still go out and find some fun. This Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, at 7:30 PM, The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Montrose’s Timshel Theatre present “The Oldest Profession” at the historic Sheridan Opera House. oldest profession for vendini

Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, “The Oldest Profession” uses the notion of elderly prostitutes to spark discussion about the economics of women in a male society, the need for security in old age, the fears of death and change and the age-old notion that a women’s best, and sometimes only, bargaining chip is her body. Vogel wrote the play in reponse to Reagan’s 1980’s politics; the play opens on the eve of Reagan’s election.

With the warmth generated by longtime friendships, and personality enriched by a lifetime of experience, the actresses in The Oldest Profession humanize the absurd spectacle of elderly prostitutes. These characters are independent, fun-loving, and gallant. These ladies portray the sisterhood of “The Life” with lively, unsentimental humor.  Margie Ferguson and Pat Myers are making their Timshel Theatre Company debut in this show.

Timshel Theatre has performed shows in Montrose, Paonia, Gunnison, and Ouray, and has plans to perform in Ridgway next year.

Tickets for this special off-season night of theater are $12 general admission or $10 for seniors. All proceeds benefit the SAF the non-profit organization that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House. To purchase tickets please visit the Sheridan Opera House or call 970-728-6363 ext. 5.

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