SATE presents Top Girls
SATE presents its second production in the Season of the Do-Over, with Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s 1982 play about the roles available to women in modern society, and what it means or takes for a woman to succeed.
Frequently included on “greatest plays” lists by critics and publications, Top Girls was groundbreaking, feminist theatre when it was first written and produced in the early 1980s, with it’s non-linear storytelling, the dreamlike opening scene, and featuring Churchill’s signature overlapping dialogue style. Top Girls explores what it means to be a successful woman, first by introducing historical characters to explore different aspects of women’s social achievements. Churchill has stated that the play was inspired by her conversations with American feminists: it comments on the contrast between American feminism, which celebrates individualistic women who acquire power and wealth, and British socialist feminism, which involves collective group gain. The play argues against feminism that simply turns women into new patriarchs and argues for feminism where women's instinct to care for those in need is more prominent. The play questions whether it is possible for women in society to combine a successful career with a thriving family life.
|Event Date||09-15-2021 8:00 pm|