Play: Big Love by Charles Mee

February 25, 2017

When: Saturday, February 25, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Tarbutton Performing Arts Center

Clark Lemons

Admission Cost: $5 each


School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Cost: $5 each
Contact Name: Clark Lemons
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Fifty brides flee their 50 grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the 50 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. About the same odds as today.

The cast and technical crew, composed entirely of students, are directed by Clark Lemons, professor of English and theater studies. Sets, lighting and sound by Jessie Rivers.

Tickets are $5 each at the door or contact Lemons for reserved seating.

This is an Oxford Studies event.