written by Caryl Churchill
directed by Richard Barber
April 11 - April 27, 2014
When Marlene celebrates her promotion to the top of a London employment agency, she invites all her heroines from art and history join her: a fearless Victorian-era explorer, a Japanese Emperor's mistress turned Buddhist nun, a woman who may have indeed been the Pope, the Canterbury Tales’ obedient Clerk's Wife, and a Flemish peasant-avenger who's been to Hell and back. These women all know that success requires sacrifice, but who has to pay the cost? Seamlessly entwining dark comedy and political critique, this innovative and powerful modern classic has never been more relevant.
"...the show prompts us to question whether the sacrifices we're willing to make and the values we place on getting ahead in a so-called man's world are really worth the ride.”
- The Village Voice