LSU Theatre’s Lab Season presents a production of Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” with performances slated for Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 10-15, in the Studio Theater, located in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive.
Fifty brides flee their 50 grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern remaking of one of the Western world’s oldest plays, “The Danaids” by Aeschylus. In this villa on the Italian coast, the grooms catch up with the brides and mayhem ensues — the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances and, finally unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms — and one bride falls in love.
Mee has written “Big Love,” “True Love,” “First Love,” “bobrauschenbergamerica,” “Hotel Cassiopeia,” “Orestes 2.0,” “Trojan Women: A Love Story,” “Summertime” and “Wintertime,” among other plays — all of them available at www.charlesmee.org and through a free iPhone app.
Directed by Evleen Nasir, performances of “Big Love” will take place at 7:30 p.m. each night from Feb. 10-14, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased only at the door. All dates and times are subject to change.
For more information, call (225) 578-4174 or visit theatre.lsu.edu.