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Otterbein University Theatre & Dance Presents "Top Girls"

January 24, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University Theatre & Dance presents Top Girls at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9; 8 p.m. on Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 16-18; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, Onstage in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $20. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama

Written by English playwright Caryl Churchill in 1982, Top Girls is a sharp-witted, imaginative, and profound examination of the choices women often continue to face as they climb the corporate ladder and are forced to choose between work and family. Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating by holding a fanciful dinner party attended by female historical figures, who struggled to break the bonds of societal expectations.  Among them are Isabella Bird, 19th century English author who travelled the world alone, and Dull Gret, the subject of a 16th century painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, who, fully armed, leads a mob of women into Hell to fight the Devil. The play goes on to portray the lives of Marlene, who left home to make it in the big city, and her sister Joyce, who stayed home.

Tickets are $20 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

 

DETAILS:

Otterbein University Theatre & Dance presents:
Top Girls
By Caryl Churchill
February 9-12 and 16-18, 2017
Onstage in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Lenny Leibowitz
Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson
Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri
Lighting Designer: Tori DeProspero
Sound Designer: Ethan Brown

CAST LIST
Marlene.....................................................................Daria Redus  
Pope Joan/Angie.......................................................Kaylee Barrett 
Isabella Bird/Joyce/Nell............................................Kara Jobe  
Dull Gret/Louise........................................................Isabel Billinghurst 
Patient Griselda/Kit/Shona........................................Lauren DiMario
Lady Nijo/Mrs. Kidd.................................................Sally Clark
Waitress/Jeanine/Winn...............................................Grace Hoover

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
All performances are Onstage in Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Dates and times are as follows:
Thursday, Feb 9, 7:30 p.m.  (Opening night, reception to follow performance)
Friday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.

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Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact
p/ 614.823.1600
f/ 614.823.1360

Media Inquiries
Jenny Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications
p/ 614.823.1284
e/ jhill@otterbein.edu

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