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Department of Theatre and Dance


Top Girls

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

October 26 – November 4, 2017
Center for Performance Experiment, 718 Devine Street
Tickets available at the door. 

Show Times

Oct. 26-29: 8 p.m.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4: 8 p.m. 

Esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill’s Obie-winning "Top Girls" is a witty and thought-provoking look at the sacrifices women make to achieve success in a male-dominated world. Churchill begins her inventive script with a surreal dinner party in which a young businesswoman, Marlene, celebrates her recent work promotion with a group of barrier-breaking females from across the ages. Once the party ends, however, we’re witness to the devastating personal cost of Marlene’s ascension up the corporate ladder, both to her family and herself. 

“A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self-made men… Truly original.” — The New York Times