DC Metro Theater Arts: TOP GIRLS

With an opening act that rocks with ego and overlapping dialogue and grotesque caricature, when the realism sets with its equally vivid, yet profoundly disturbed characters, we in the audience accept the mythology of our own perceptions.

We accept the falseness of our own declarations of truth.

We accept the battleground called life.

It turns out that Caryl Churchill’s endlessly provocative play about the difficult choices women make, and the tragic consequences that ensue, couldn’t be more timely.

With fascinatingly effective set design by Matthew J. Keenan and eye-popping costumes by Laura J. Eckelman [sic – Laura J. Eckelman is the Lighting Designer, Alison Samantha Johnson is the Costume Designer], Keegan’s production of Top Girls is delightfully disturbing.