Shakespeare's As You Like It at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater
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The last date listed for As You Like It was Saturday May 28, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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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 Hadley LoudenRed Velvet
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Wonderful! Most well-enunciated, clearly understandable Shakesperean english we've ever heard!?
This play can often get lost in character changes and side characters and plot subterfuge, but not here - We could actually follow most of it! The subtle feminism and cross-gender machinations of Rosalyn were aptly portrayed by Ashley Wickett - I'm smitten! Anthony Fusco as the fool Touchstone was superb!
The acting was consistently top-notch - The younger additions to the ACT roster give great hope for the future!
Join us in celebrating the talents of the A.C.T. M.F.A. Program class of 2011 in their final performance before they graduate—and don't miss this rare opportunity to watch A.C.T. core acting company members Gregory Wallace and Anthony Fusco perform in a more intimate setting. Directed by A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Mark Rucker.