Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby at Gough Street Playhouse
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The last date listed for The Play About the Baby was Sunday October 14, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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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
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "Director Brian Katz's production is surreal, riotous, troubling, intimate and heartbreaking. " --ForAllEvents.com
- “The Actors are awesome ... they deserve a couple of Oscars ... What a show! Wonderful and imaginative..." --Examiner.com
- “This production evokes new appreciation of the clicking mind behind one of America’s theatrical treasures.” --<em>Stage and Cinema </em>
- "Apolished gem of black comedy.” --TheatreStorm.com
Directed by Custom Made Artistic Director Brian Katz
Starring Richard Aiello, Linda Ayres-Frederick*, Anya Kazimierski and Shane Rhoades
*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
The Play About the Baby is intended for mature audiences only. Due to nudity and adult themes/language, no one under the age of 16 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.Winner of the SF Bay Critic Circle award for Best Overall Play of 2012, The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre without a bad seat in the house, where they present a five play season, along with numerous readings, workshops and classes. Most recently, Custom Made produced the Goldstar ROAR award-winning "Eurydice"
and the Bay Area Premiere of Christopher Durang's "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them."