By Caryl Churchill
Severe Comedy / Castin: 7f. with doubling / Ints.
Marlene has been promoted to dealing with director of a London employment enterprise and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by means of ladies in legend or historical past who supply views on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, those girls also are her co employees, consumers and family members. Marlene, like her well-known site visitors, has needed to pay a value to ascend from proletarian roots to the administrative suite: she has turn into, figuratively conversing, a male oppressor or even coaches woman consumers on adopting odious male qualities. Marlene has additionally deserted her illegitimate and boring witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual existence has develop into as barren as girl Macbeth's.
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