Drama Students Perform Modern Adaptation of Ancient Greek Tragedy

Drama Students Perform Modern Adaptation of Ancient Greek Tragedy

Filled with pop culture references, Dusty Springfield songs, zany post-modern dance, cake fights and violent murder, it stands to reason that the University Theater spring production, "Big Love" by Charles L. Mee, is a modern adaptation of Aeschylus' "The Suppliant Women."

"'Big Love' follows 50 brides who are seeking refuge from their impending arranged marriages in an Italian villa," said Director and Assistant Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski. "This exuberant adaptation has been called both a somber meditation on the ancient themes of justice and revenge and a wild celebration of the enduring power of love."

Performed and managed by 22 UD students, "Big Love" will run from April 4-14 at the Margaret Jonsson Theater. Costumes were designed by Susan Cox, associate professor of drama and costume shop manager, and the light and set designs are by Will Turbyne, affiliate assistant professor of drama and resident scenic and lighting director. The audience is invited to a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team after each performance.

Special performances include Faculty and Staff Night on Friday, April 5, and Alumni Night on Saturday, April 6. Each evening begins with a social hour at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. There will be no performance on Monday, April 8. Admission is free for UD students, faculty and staff and for alumni on Alumni Night. Otherwise, tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors (55+), alumni and students at other schools.

To reserve tickets or learn more, visit the Drama Department website or call the box office at 972-721-5314.

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