|From left, Sarah Douglas, Kristen Garaffo, and Jessica Aimone in the Hub Theatreâs upcoming production of "Big Love." Photo Courtesy of C. Stanley Photography|
By David Siegel
RESTON, VA - "A roller coaster of fun and emotion" is how Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen Pafumi described its next production, "Big Love" by Charles Mee. "An enduring and epic love story. It’s about conquering our basic needs and embracing our better selves. And it tackles these difficult discussions with theatricality, poetry, and power," Pafumi said.
Charles Mee is an American playwright known for developing new plays using ancient texts as his springboard, updating them into contemporary times and themes. Mee received an 2002 Off-Broadway OBIE for "Big Love."
Hub describes "Big Love" as taking off as fifty brides flee their fifty grooms to seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy. The grooms track down the brides arriving by helicopter in flight suits. All of this leads to the brides' rebellion with much mayhem. There are also much darker elements handled with comedic flair.
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