In this play by Caryl Churchill, it’s the middle of the high-flying, go-getting 80’s in Maggie Thatcher’s England and Marlene finally has something to celebrate—he’s just been made Managing Director of Top Girls Employment Agency. But with no friends to speak of, and a past she’d just as soon forget, the guests at Marlene’s party are a collection of famous women from history. Soon, Marlene discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it’s cracked up to be.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Amy Brenneman as Marlene
Megan Austin Oberle as Kit/Shona/Waitress
Kirsten Potter as Lady Nijo/Win
Samantha Robson as Mrs. Kidd/Jeanine
Carolyn Seymour as Isabella Bird/Joyce
Kate Steele as Dull Gret/Angie
Concetta Tomei as Pope Joan/Louise
Missy Yager as Patient Griselda/Nell
Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January of 2006.