Politics get personal in the go-getting 1980s of Margaret Thatcher’s England when Marlene, who has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it’s cracked up to be. An insightful commentary on bourgeois feminism, this bold and ingenious work offers one of theater’s most honest portraits of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. Shoulder-pads may no longer be in fashion, but Churchill’s masterpiece continues to resonate.
A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers—Oedipus the King, Jocasta the Queen, Creon the high counselor—a curse that reiterates generation upon generation.
The suffering of the people provides a battleground where the gods Apollo and Dionysus contend for power over the mortal realm. Author Kenneth Cavander, director Casey Stangl, and the actors of Antaeus Company have distilled the legends of three generations into a single evening of drama, telling the story of a land and people caught in a web of pride and self-destruction.
Set in the South against the backdrop of World War I, a black woman and white man celebrate ten years together: a relationship that expressly violates America’s “miscegenation” laws. As they struggle to live a normal life amidst fear of discovery and of being fined, imprisoned, or lynched, the limits of love, tolerance, and humanity are tested in this unflinching work.
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