The Weir: A Haunting, Poetic Irish Play
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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
The weather was a little cool outside.. I wore dressed in layers, as always. I'm usually cold when I sit in an audience, but I was fine here. Apparently other members of the audience were warm as they were fanning themselves, which I found distracting. Also the chairs are very creaky and when people would shift in their seats, it made noise which was also distracting..dress • Nov 11 2013 star this tip starred
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- “Beautiful and devious.” <em>--The New York Times </em>
- “A quietly moving play composed of the kind of personal ghost stories that haunt us all." --<em>Chicago Tribune </em>
Directed by Richard Harder. Featuring: Keith Burkland*, Shane Fahy, Brian O’Connor, Adam Simpson & Jocelyn Stringer
(*Actors’ Equity Association.)This is an Equity Approved Production.