Big Love presented by the Summer Acting Institute for Teens
The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Institute for Teens students perform in Charles Mee's Big Love-- A a wild contemporary adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women at 8pm on Friday, August 14.
Big Love tells the story of fifty brides (played by a small group of actors) who flee to Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. A dark serio-comedy written in the late 1990s, Big Love has surprising resonances with the #MeToo Movement, raising issues of gender politics, passion and consent. It also incorporates music — both classical and contemporary — to create a theatrical experience heralded by the New York Times as “comedic, gymnastic, sensual, shocking and redemptive.” Watch the performance online on Friday, August 14.