Elbrick, who was Tony-nominated for her work in the Dickensian epic Coram Boy, will play Vivie Warren opposite Jayne Atkinson as her mother, Mrs. Kitty Warren. Also in the cast are Randy Harrison as Frank Gardner, Walter Hudson as Sir George Crofts, Mark Nelson as Praed and Stephen Temperley as The Reverend Samuel Gardner.
Elbrick trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London as well as The Actors Studio in New York City. Her stage credits include Cabaret, A Doll's House, Oklahoma!, and The Vagina Monologues as well as the Williamstown Theatre Festival productions of Anything Goes, I Have Loved Strangers and The Miracle Worker.
Anders Cato directs George Bernard Shaw's scandalous 1905 classic, which centers on a family revelation: the congenial Mrs. Warren has, in fact, accrued her fortune by running brothels. Because of her mother's clandestine business, Vivie Warren has been privileged to an education and a finer life. The play, which was considered controversial when it debuted 100 years ago, examines morality, "honest work" and female independence at the turn of the century.
Mrs. Warren's Profession begins previews Aug. 14, with an official opening set for Aug. 17 and runs through September 1.
To purchase tickets, contact the BTF Box Office at (413) 298-5576 or visit www.berkshiretheatre.org