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by Charles Mee
directed by Tina Landau
BIG LOVE begins performances February 3, 2015 at Signature Theatre in New York City.
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa in this modern re-making of one of the world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. Reuniting Signature's 2007-08 Playwright-in-Residence Charles Mee with his longtime collaborator Tina Landau, Big Love is a colossal, poetic work that explores the hunger for independence, the burden of tradition, and the shape and size of love.
Featuring: Emmanuel Brown, Lynn Cohen, Ellen Harvey, Ryan-James Hatanaka, Christopher Innvar, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Preston Sadleir, Stacey Sargeant, Nathaniel Stampley, Bobby Steggert, Libby Winters
Creative Team: Brett Banakis (Scenic Design), Anita Yavich (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Kevin O’Donnell (Sound Design), Austin Switser (Projection Design), Rick Sordelet (Fight Direction), Lori Lundquist (Production Stage Manager). Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.
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