by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Suzy Newman
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
February 5 – February 6, 2016
Friday @ 7pm Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm
Long before anyone coined the phrase “having it all”, Caryl Churchill in Top Girls was exploring whether you could be a mother and have a successful career, whether getting to the top involved killing some aspect of yourself, what sisterhood really meant.
The story: Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by powerful women who span the centuries and who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite. Quickly and slyly, the play turns from a celebration of women’s achievements to a study of what must be sacrificed for a woman to be a success in a man’s world. It provides a sharp reminder that the advances of one woman do not necessarily facilitate the advances of others.
Winner of the Obie Award for Best Play.
A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self-made men.... Truly original.”
– The New York Times
Very funny and provocative…. A mind lifting experience.
– The New York Post
Kerry Ann Mayling
Ji Yun Choe
Gina Kirk & Jim Solomon
Ubu’s Other Shoe Season Sponsors
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Our staged reading series is named after the infamous trilogy of plays written by Alfred Jarry that were banned from the stage after riots erupted on opening night. Ubu's Other Shoe pays homage to the spirit of Jarry and to all artists who strive to explore the fringes of their art. This exciting series exists to offer actors, directors and audience members an opportunity to experience incredible plays that do not necessarily fit into our regular main stage season. Thank you for taking this journey with us.