The Oldest Profession

by Paula Vogel

directed by Lisë Stern

Paula Vogel's The Oldest Profession takes place in New York, just after Reagan's election in 1980. Five elderly prostitutes sit on a park bench, discussing diminishing clientele, increased competition, and aching joints. With wit, compassion and humor, they struggle to adjust to changing circumstances.

About The Director: Lisë Stern recently directed Theatre@First's staged reading of The Bakery, a screenplay she wrote about love, family and cupcakes. Food is her professional focus, as an editor and writer, and she's written or contributed to several books including Culinary Tea, How to Keep Kosher, and The Boston food Lover. She edits two food-related magazines: Hannaford supermarket's fresh and Taste of the Seacoast. Theatrical work includes being a cast member of Theatre@First's improv troupe Cat Soup, Festival@First 7: Shaken Up Shakespeare, and several North Cambridge Family Opera productions.


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 8pm.

Suggested Donation $5 — General Admission — No reservations required


The Oldest Profession was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.







Dayenne Walters

Sandi McDonald

Gilly Rosenthol

Cindy Bell

Susan Fendell

Production Team


Rehearsal Assistant

Program Director

Asst. Program Director

Chief Technical Consultant

Lisë Stern

Emilie Nims

Elizabeth Hunter

Beckie Hunter

Jo Guthrie