Big Love

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JSC Dibden Center Dibden Stage
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Eckenroth, Jason
JSC-Theater & Arts

Big Love, by Charles L. Mee, is based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants. It is a story about 50 brides who flee from Greece to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their 50 cousins. The play takes the plot of the original Greek, but modernizes it into such details as having the grooms ambush the brides by helicopter. The characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence. 

In a 2003 interview with Open Stagesnewsletter, Mee said, "It’s all about refugees and gender wars and men and women trying to find what will get them through the rubble of dysfunctional relationships, and anger and rage and heartache. ...The  Greeks start with matricide, fratricide..." 

Johnson's production at Dibden is especially focused on the beauty and humor to be found in the Big Love story. 

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