Big Love

Theatre (contemporary, drama)

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  • Central Hall - Auditorium
  • 17:15
  • Aug 16
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: American High School Theatre Festival
  • Warnings and additional info: Explicit language, violence, and sexual content
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Big Love – Charles Mee's adaption of Aeschylus' The Suppliants is a modern reexamination of western norms regarding gender and sexuality. Fifty women, arranged to be married, escape their bondage in search of independence. When their fifty grooms pursue them to enforce the wedding contract, conflict ensues raising issues of basic humanity. The characters explore the potential variations of love and power and, at the climax, resort to unimaginable violence. Ultimately, Mee's piece uses the extremes of gender behavior to draw our attention away from conflict to the more important wonders of life.

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