The Trip To Bountiful at Actors Theater San Francisco
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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 Louis Graham
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It is an absolute thrill to get the chance to see a performance from someone who was there at some of the greatest moment of theatre of the last century. Jean Shelton is still a great actress (although at 78 the lines don't always come out perfectly, she is true to the character and the situation) and headlines a great night of theatre. The rest of the production is consistently fine, especially the acting of Christian Philips and Jenny Dare Paulin, and the play is a nostalgic slice of life that explores issues of aging, loss and moving on.
Quotes & Highlights
- "The Trip To Bountiful ... is the rarest of theater experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory..." --New York World Telegram
Featuring: James Baldock, Keith Burkland, Scott Agar Jaicks, Tim Meehan, Virginia Dare Paulin, Christian Phillips, Duncan Phillips, Jean Shelton, Niki Yapo