Big Love

November 30 – December 9, 2001

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description A voluptuous young blonde lurches onstage, peels off her wedding gown, and slips into a bathtub. When her two identically attired sisters arrive, all three belt a defiant rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.” Classical Greek tragedy meets modern-day sexual politics in Big Love, a radical interpretation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women, a play chronicling the travails of the 50 daughters of Danaus who flee Egypt to avoid forced marriage to their 50 cousins. Roll over, Aeschylus.
Identifier 2001f.00028
Season Fall 2001
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerJean Isaacs
costume designerJames Schuette
directorLes Waters
lighting designerRobert Wierzel
playwrightCharles L Mee
set designer/decorAnnie Smart
stage managerElisa Guthertz