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"Top Girls" Theatrical Production
A masterful play in which the main character’s only friends are women from history, evoking powerful questions about success, family, and sacrifice.
What does it mean to be a successful woman? Top Girls, an upcoming production of British playwright Caryl Churchill’s 1982 Obie Award-winning play at Birmingham-Southern College, seeks to answer that question.
Set in the 1980s in the United Kingdom, the play attempts to answer the question: What does it take to make it as a “top girl” in a male-dominated world? It carries the audience on a journey with Marlene, a career-obsessed manager who has finally landed her dream job in a LondonView more
Tickets are $15 each for the public; students get in for $10 regardless of the school they attend. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as there will be no late seating. For the enjoyment of patrons, the college does not allow children six years of age and younger to attend theatre productions.
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Litsey will present a Provost’s Forum, “The Cost of Privilege: Treadmill to Triumph in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls,” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. in The Underground. He will be joined by the cast and crew. It is free and open to the public.
The theatre program will host an opening night dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room of the Norton Campus Center. Rebecca Kornegay Yeager ’06, the play’s voice and movement coach, will speak on “The Diversity of Feminine: Using Vocal and Movement Technique to Explore Womanhood in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls.” Dinner tickets are $22; make reservations for dinner and/or buy tickets to the theatre production at www.bsc.edu/academics/theatre/productions.html.
900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254