Bertish, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company whose Broadway credits include Nicholas Nickleby, Salome and The Moliere Comedies (Tony nomination), will be joined onstage at the Princeton venue by Robin Chadwick (The Circle, Shadowlands), Edward Hibbert (Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone), Madeleine Hutchins (You Never Can Tell), Michael Izquierdo (Mother Courage and her Children) and Rocco Sisto (To Be Or Not To Be). McCarter artistic director Emily Mann will helm the production, which runs Jan. 9-Feb. 15, 2009, in the Berlind Theatre. Opening night is set for Jan. 16.
"Determined to have a comfortable life," press notes state, "Mrs. Warren refuses to take the dangerous, menial and underpaid jobs available to women of the 19th century. Instead, she finds a more lucrative way to earn a living and support her daughter, Vivie. Now that Vivie is about to embark on her own career, Mrs. Warren decides that it is time for her feminist daughter to finally learn the truth about her mother's profession. The shocking news sets the stage for a battle royal between mother and daughter about sex, love, money and morality."
The McCarter Theatre Center is located at 91 University Place in Princeton, NJ. Tickets, priced $15-$49, are available by calling (609) 258-2787 or by visiting www.mccarter.org.