Theatre Discipline Lead: Shannon Kearns
Big Love is a dazzling drama by Charles L. Mee, based on The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus.
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays. The fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arrive by helicopter in their flight suits, the women throw themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances are performed.
Finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms… and one bride falls in love!