Big Love

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Brian S. Allard

BIG LOVE

By Charles Mee
Presented by the Catholic University Department of Drama
In the Hartke Theatre
November 19-22, 2015

Fifty brides seek refuge from their 50 grooms, doing whatever it takes to stop the wedding. Seeking asylum in a beautiful Italian villa, they experience threats of suicide, pacts of murderous revenge and maybe — accidentally — acts of love. Charles Mee’s explosive and poetic retelling of the world’s oldest play — Aeschylus’s The Suppliants — is equal parts comedy and tragedy, exploring themes of sex, revenge, and justice. And cake. Lots and lots of cake.

FIVE STARS: “For those who are looking for the next generation of actors in this town, one does not need to look further than Catholic University to find them. This incredible group of students is bringing an important work to life with passion and finesse. Big Love should not be missed.”
— DC Metro Theatre Arts (CLICK HERE for the full review)
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BIG LOVE / Photo: Daniel Corey

BA.4.crop“There are so many things going on… [and] that’s part of the appeal. Big Love features tomato-smashing, on onstage bathtub, and clothes tossing all across stage. The highlight of the night is a red-wedding (literally) scene in which grooms are killed, blood is shed and even some cake smashing involved- it is a wedding after all. Visually stimulating, if ideologically confusing, the play is a must-see.”
— The Tower (CLICK HERE for the full review)

For an article in THE TOWER about Costume Desgner Julie Cray’s process, CLICK HERE

For a feature preview article from Broadway World CLICK HERE

FEATURING Maddie Belknap, Ellie Blakeslee, Kira Burri, Emily Cerwonka, Alex Davis, Rachel Foley, Morgan Kelleher, Chengiz Orhonlu, Ryan Marczinkowski, Conor Meehan, Sara Romanello, Lauren Sabbag, Nicole Smith, Tommy Stack and Mason Thibault

DESIGNED BY Paige Hathaway (Set), Julie Cray (Costumes), Brian S. Allard (Lights), Thomas Sowers (Sound)

WITH Kristin Shoffner (Assistant Director), Magdalena Schutzler (Stage Manager), Robb Hunter (Fight Choreographer), Sarah Taurchini (Dance Choreographer), Mark Wujcik (Technical Director), Gail S. Beach (Costume Director) and Eleanor Holdridge (Producer)

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Daniel Corey

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Daniel Corey

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Brian C. Allard

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Brian C. Allard

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Brian C. Allard

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BIG LOVE / Photo: Daniel Corey