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Timely "Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill - 1983 Obie Winner

Sunday, November 19 at 3 p.m. (signup deadline was 3 pm, Nov 03)
Keegan Theater, 1742 Church St. NW (Dupont Circle area). Fully accessible. Reserved discount garage parking nearby (http://keegantheatre.com/contact-or-visit/)

Join us to see the 1983 Obie-winner by Caryl Churchill, that takes a sharp look at how high-achieving women in history rise to the top by adopting the worst traits of “self-made" men. The play presents complex questions about a feminism which mimics aggressive, oppressive behaviour, and success which can only be achieved by abandoning family ties to force a way to the top.

Set in the early Thatcher years but still timely now, "Top Girls" is a seminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women’s experience at a pivotal moment in British history. The play opens with an anachronistic dinner party with women from history as guests, hosted by Marlene, the newly-promoted manager of the ‘Top Girls’ employment agency. The feminist themes introduced by this cacophonous scene echo throughout the more contemporary action of the play, as Churchill uses the setting of the ‘Top Girls’ agency to allow a glimpse into the lives of several very different working women.

We have reserved ten tickets at the discount rate of $35. Call or email the Village office at 202-543-1778/info@capitolhillvillage.org by October 31 to reserve seats for yourself and/or guests. EARLIER IS BETTER! There will be a waiting list for those signing up before the deadline but after the 10 reserved tickets have been sold. Anyone on the waiting list will be notified after the deadline whether we have been able to buy additional tickets. Accessible seating is available; please indicate any special seating or other needs at the time of reservation so there is time to make arrangements with the theater to accommodate. Please also indicate if you need transportation; you can also make a service request for a ride from a Village volunteer.

The theater is several blocks from the Dupont Circle (Red Line) Metro; the theater has also arranged with a nearby garage for discount reserved parking. Details are on the theater`s website: http://keegantheatre.com/contact-or-visit/plan-your-visit/.

Pay for tickets by check covering the number of tickets, made out to Capitol Hill Village. with "Top Girls" noted in the memo line. Mail or hand deliver your check to the Village office at 725 Eighth St. SE, 2nd floor (motorized chair lift available).

Members with reservations will be contacted after the deadline by the member who has volunteered to organize the show, to let you know how you will get your tickets, and with information about a get-together if there will be one.

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All 7 places taken, 0 wait listed, you may signup for the wait list.

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