Signature Theatre presents Charles L. Mee's adaptation of 'The Suppliants' about fifty brides on the run from fifty grooms. More…
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.
See it if Enjoy vibrant interpretations and highly physical theater
Don't see it if You react badly to either the sight of (fake, but copious) blood or highly alternative staging
See it if you're open to seeing a wild interpretation of a very old play, with some very physical staging.
Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional show with conventional staging. (The story was definitely eclipsed by the staging.)
See it if you want an over the top story with physical theater and beautiful incorporations of all types of music including contemporary songs.
Don't see it if you want a straight up drama and don't want to have fun.
See it if lovely and elastic, eclectic and egalitarian, worthily staged, with Mee's signature wisdom and slapstick chaos
Don't see it if you prefer psychological realism