Top Girls | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 8 2015
Price: $20
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Caryl Churchill's play about career-driven businesswomen was written in 1982, when Ronald Reagan was president, Apple had just released its second prototype for a personal computer, and Starbucks had yet to sell espresso. A different world, to say the least. Yet this production from Arc Theatre feels surprisingly relevant and modern, especially due to Dustyn Martincich’s almost industrial movement work and a highly texturized set with three-dimensional birds—a paper flock hunting in vain for a place to roost. But the material itself also still rings true. It's a play about women in a man’s world, but men are nowhere to be found. Instead, the struggle here is against self-abnegation—everyone on the verge of drowning in sacrifice, each woman holding the other barely afloat. —Chloe Riley

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