Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Top Girls by Obie Award winning playwright Caryl Churchill


CONTACT: Julie Vance, Director of Marketing • (520) 626-2686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 135 minutes • 15-minute intermission • David Morden, Director •

Media Photo Call: Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:30 pm in the Tornabene Theatre

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Tucson, AZ – January 23, 2019

Tucson, AZ – Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Top Girls, by Obie Award winning playwright Caryl Churchill, February 3 – 24, 2019 in the Tornabene Theatre located at 1025 N. Olive Road (UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard).

Top Girls, directed by UA Assistant Professor David Morden, explores what it means to be a successful woman in the 20th century.  The play is set in 1982 and follows the character Marlene, who is driven by her desire to achieve professional success at a time when glass ceilings were starting to crack and women were finding their voice in the corporate and political world.

“Ms. Churchill paints a picture from a woman’s perspective that is, frankly, not all hearts, flowers and yellow brick roads.  On the contrary, the play is often unnerving and a little foreboding,” said Morden.  One of the most important playwrights of today, Caryl Churchill, has provided a brilliant script that celebrates women throughout history and brings to life a time when things seemed to be finally changing and reminds us of the distance still left to be traveled.

Ticket prices range from $17 to $28.  Discounts available for seniors, military, UA employee/alumni and groups of 10 or more.  Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the College of Fine Arts Box Office at (520) 621-1162 or in person at 1025 N. Olive Road.  Box office hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 12-4pm.

Top Girls has a run time of 2 hours 15 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.  A pre-show discussion is scheduled on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12:45pm.  A post-show discussion with members of the cast is scheduled on Friday, February 22, 2019 immediately following the evening performance.

For more information, visit  Media photos available Friday, January 25, 2019 at the ART Press Room.

About Arizona Repertory Theatre

Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) is a unique theatre company within the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, Film & Television.  ART presents six productions each season designed to educate and train theatre students while providing an incredibly entertaining experience for audiences.  ART performs over 100 performances each season from September through May.  ART is modeled after professional theatre companies and consists of students from the Acting and Musical Theatre program with students from the Design and Technology program providing production support. Arizona Repertory Theatre invites you to experience the future of theatre and “See Tomorrow’s Stars Today!”