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Stage & Screen: “Working Girl” / Top Girls
April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
About Stage & Screen
Stage & Screen is a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company. See an acclaimed film and join a post-screening conversation with artists and experts about how the film relates theatre currently being presented by the Huntington.
About “Working Girl”
Nominated for six Academy Awards, director Mike Nichols’ witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle stars Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill, an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy but villainous boss (Sigourneey Weaver) breaks a leg skiing, Tess simply takes over her office, her apartment, and even her wardrobe. She then creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Harrison Ford) that will either take her straight to the top – or finish her off for good.
After the screening of Working Girl, guests from the Huntington’s new production of Top Girls will discuss how both works address the challenges faced by working women in the 1980s as well as today.
About TOP GIRLS
Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a lavish dinner with a group of famous and adventurous historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a “top girl” in a man’s world.