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Big Love

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Funny
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Signature Theatre presents Charles L. Mee's adaptation of 'The Suppliants' about fifty brides on the run from fifty grooms.

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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.

 

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90
Funny, Clever, Epic, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if A total blast involving music, marriage and murder

Don't see it if If you like you Greek tragedy played straight

90
Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Romantic

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

81
Entertaining, Fun, Bright ideas

See it if You like Charles Mee, I saw it for Daphne Rubin Vega as well. Interesting idea, women in charge.

Don't see it if You prefer straight forward plot and characters.

92
Absorbing, Edgy, Enchanting, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want your mind to be blown by something new and creative

Don't see it if you can't handle nudity and profanity

62
Original

See it if ok

Don't see it if n/a

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of chuck mee and big plot twists

Don't see it if You don't like blood or giant fight scenes

65
Original, Dizzying, Fun, Great staging, Mad-cap

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.)

90
Original, Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Great 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.

89
Clever, Delightful, Fun, Great staging, Provocative

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

91
Clever, Great acting, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You are ready for a very different kind of show!!

Don't see it if You don't like nudity or fun

98
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Overall amazing piece. Beautiful stage pictures and powerful message.

Don't see it if A bit bloody but really enjoyable

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Must see

Don't see it if Don't miss it

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy captivating, feminist musicals!

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

86
Funny, Clever, Romantic, Great writing

See it if you are happy

Don't see it if you are sad