by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
The Geary Theater hosts the most unforgettable dinner party you’ll ever attend. In Thatcher’s Britain of the ’80s, Marlene celebrates a promotion with a dinner party full of legendary, historical, and mythical women, from Pope Joan to one of Chaucer’s pilgrims to an imperial Japanese courtesan. As the wine starts to flow, each of these iconic women shares her own stories of sacrifice and success—but where’s the sisterhood?
Written by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information), one of the English language’s greatest living playwrights, and directed by Tamilla Woodard (Men on Boats) in her return to A.C.T., this modern classic dissects feminism and the cost of progress in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, a country divided by class, cruelty, and capitalism.
“Breathtaking . . . a masterful work”
The Washington Post
“One of the most resonant theatrical set pieces of the past 50 years”
The New York Times