Top Girls

Patient Greselda, played by Marlee Turim '11, loses her patience during a scene in Top Girls.

Lab Theatre to Feature Top Girls

March 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls Tuesday, March 10 through Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre (304 E. Graham St., Bloomington).

Tickets for Top Girls will be available beginning Thursday, March 5 at the McPherson Theatre Box Office. General admission is $3 with a discount for seniors. Student tickets cost $1 with a valid student ID.

Top Girls revolves around the examination of gender roles and whether success is achieved through business or personal pursuits. The main character Marlene, a driven businesswoman employed at Top Girls employment agency, has chosen to focus solely on her career at the expense of her personal and social life. Marlene and her female co-workers represent the historical struggle to succeed in the perceived male realm of business regardless of the sacrifices.

For additional information or to reserve tickets in advance, contact the McPherson Theatre box office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast Members: Autumn Sutton (Marlene), Hannah Kramer (Pope Joan, Louise), Lily Lowell (Dull Gret, Angie), Elsa Richardson (Isabella Bird, Joyce, Nell), Carly Morgan Stocking (Waitress, Jeanine, Win), Diane Teng (Lady Nijo, Mrs. Kidd), Marlee Turim (Patient Griselda, Kit, Shona)

Production Team: Karen Vaccaro (Director), Julie Allen (Assistant Director/Dramaturg), Kelly Rice (Scenic Designer), Bridget Gavlin (Costume Designer), Rebecca Griffith (Lighting Designer), Karen Vaccaro (Sound Designer), Armie Thompson (Technical Director), Sandra Lindberg (Dialect Coach), Gwenlyn Robinson (Stage Manager).

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181