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Fall Family Day

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Join current students, parents, families, and the campus community in celebrating the last of three Fall Family Days: Salem State University Fall Family Days December 7, 2019.

Saturday, December 7

Men’s Basketball: New England Classic Tournament

12 pm | Twohig Gym

Tufts vs. Brandeis

2 pm | Twohig Gym

Salem State vs. Babson

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, directed by Julie Kiernan

7:30 pm | Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for families who register online.

When Top Girls, written by British playwright Caryl Churchill, first debuted it was a groundbreaking feminist play, winning an Obie Award in 1983. Thirty-seven years later the play still resonates relevance as gender stereotypes and inequities have not vanished.

The play opens as Marlene, having just received a promotion at work, throws herself a celebratory dinner party. In attendance are a cacophony of deceased female heroines come to wish her well inevitably sharing their own stories of plight and fight in the process. When Marlene returns to her reality in acts 2 and 3, her co-workers, family, and acquaintances are all reminiscent of these dinner guests. Churchill’s witty dialogue leaves the audience simultaneously laughing and gasping at the ridiculous horror of Marlene’s reality as a "Top Girl."

When 10:00pm
Contact
Bruce Perry

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email access@salemstate.edu.

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