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Caryl Churchill Festival: Student Reading of Top Girls and The Skirker

  1. Friday February 22 7:00pm
Walgreen Drama Center, Newman Studio

Student readings courtesy of Basement Arts

Top Girls directed by Bruna d’Avila

Top Girls is a 1982 play about a woman named Marlene, a career-driven woman who is only interested in women's success in business. In the famous opening scene, she hosts a dinner party for a group of famous women from history.

The Skirker directed by Skylar Siben

The Skriker is a 1994 play that tells the story of an ancient fairy who, during the course of the play, transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues Lily and Josie, two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces, and entraps.

The Caryl Churchill Festival is a weekend of free staged readings and lectures celebrating the visionary playwright, who turns 80 this year. It’s time to celebrate her work and her vision. As Tony Kushner writes, “Caryl Churchill is the greatest living English playwright and, in my opinion, the most important English language playwright since Tennessee Williams.” The New York Times calls Caryl Churchill, “… one of the most critically acclaimed playwrights in the English-speaking world, and perhaps the single most acclaimed female one.” Her plays include, Top Girls, Cloud Nine, Serious Money, and A Number. The recipient of multiple theatre awards, she was she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2010.

Free - no tickets required