Favorite
In the Caryl Churchill play Top Girls, five historical and fictional ladies get together for dinner. “If you had the opportunity to invite women out of history, whom would you ask?” asks Phil Robb, who directs a production in Canton this weekend. “These are women who were feminists of their time.” Breaking bread are Lady Nijo, a Buddhist nun from 14th-century Japan; Flemish peasant Dull Gret, who led an army of women to hell in a 16th-century painting; Patient Griselda, a character in The Canterbury Tales; 19th-century British adventurer Isabella Bird; and Pope Joan, a cross-dressing pontiff from the ninth century. “It’s about what women have to do to get ahead in society,” says Robb.
April 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 22, 2:30 p.m.

Speaking of Highlights

Latest in Get Out

More by Cris Glaser

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Facebook Activity

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation