A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee's Pulitzer-Winning Drama
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With the book Lean In making a splash in 2013, the topic of women and success is just as fresh and current as it was in the 1980s, when Caryl Churchill wrote Top Girls in response to Margaret Thatcher's ambitious rise to power in the UK. Called "the best British play ever from a woman dramatist" by The Guardian, Top Girls follows Marlene, a ruthlessly ambitious career woman, who has seized every opportunity to make it to the top. In the play's famous opening scene, she celebrates her big promotion at a surreal dinner party whose guests are famous women from history and myth. After this celebratory moment, Top Girls changes course to show the cost of Marlene's ambitions. When a young relative shows up unannounced at her workplace, Marlene must examine what the next generations of women will gain (or lose) from the choices she made in her rush to the top. Learn More
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Featured review from Kathryn Nicholas
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I love this play! Actors Theatre has, once again, produced a solid interpretation of a classic play. There was great attention to detail in the set design and lighting. For me, the most developed characters where Claire (Rachel Klyce), Julia (Jessica Risco) and Harry (Randy Hurst). I enjoyed watching them because they made their characters real...I could imagine myself joining the characters on stage for cocktails and chatting. It was unfortunate that the actress who played Edna seemed to be saying her lines as if she were reading from a script for the first time and the actress who played Agnes was hard to understand. I was not sure what she was saying...it was as if she had all of the classic dialogue memorized and then couldn't get it out of her mouth fast enough...I could not really get a sense of her character. Christian Phillips who played Tobias was good. Then, one-by-one, Claire, Julia and Harry arrived on the scene and the play unfolded into the award-winning drama that it was intended to be. I do want to see this again and recommend it highly.