By Charles Mee
Directed by Anjanette Hall
March 30-April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 3 at 2:00 p.m
William Allman Theatre, Kleist Center for Art and Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea
"There is no such thing as an original play." - Chuck Mee
Big Love puts a unique, modern twist to the Greek play The Suppliants by Aeschylus when fifty brides (represented by 3) flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. After being ambushed by the grooms via helicopter, a murder plot is hatched by hard core feminist older sister, Thyona. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence. A surrealistic journey of song, dance, and movement, Big Love inevitably shows us that "love trumps all."
This play contains mature themes. Parental discretion is advised for children 17 and under.