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Spring Theater Performance: BIG LOVE, by Charles Mee
Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 2:00pm

BIG LOVE by Charles Mee

An idyllic Italian villa's evening is shattered. From Greece, 50 brides flee an arranged marriage, seeking asylum from their Italian neighbors. The 50 jilted grooms pursue in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus. Representing their 47 brothers and 47 sisters, three women and three men stake a claim to their destiny. Muscular and delightful, bracing and heart-breaking, funny and excessive, BIG LOVE exposes the magnitude of our feelings when desire and freedom collide. BIG LOVE (re)makes the myth and exposes the collisions that happen at the intersection of human relationships. It asks "Who are we willing to help?" and "What is the cost of freedom?"

BIG LOVE marks Devon Allen's Portland premier. Allen is an award winning actor who has joined the faculty of the Department of Theater Arts Faculty this year to head the Acting program. She is the Artistic Director of OUR SHOES ARE RED PERFORMANCE LAB (relocating at PSU) and has previously taught at NYU, Duke, Muhlenberg College, and UCSD.

Direction: Devon Allen
Scenic & Lighting Design: Glenn Gauer
Costume Design: Sandra Zodnik
Choreography: Carolyn Holzman

Friday - Saturday, May 26-27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 28, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday, May 31 - June 3, 7:30 p.m.

BIG LOVE, A "pay what you can" affair in conjunction w/the Oregon Food Bank:
Bring two cans of food or cash donation to the performance on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 7:30 p.m. Cash proceeds benefit PSU Department of Theater Arts. For information call the PSU Box Office: 503-725-3307. Preferred items include: peaner butter, canned beans, canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soup, stew, chili. *No glass please!

Where: Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park)

Ticket Prices:

PSU Students at the Door $4.00 (1/2 hr before performance)
PSU Staff/Seniors/Other Students - $8.50*
General Admission - $9.50*

*Includes Service Charge

Tickets may be purchased at the PSU Box Office (503) 725-3307 or through Ticketmaster

Presented by the Department of Theater Arts and Drama Productions-ASPSU & OUR SHOES ARE RED PERFORMANCE LAB

OUR SHOES ARE RED/THE PERFORMANCE LAB (currently forming in-residence at PSU) is a professional performance force that unites exceptional young talent with experienced professionals. The lab engages in extensive research, dense collaboration, and innovative rehearsal techniques to develop new work, examine the classics, and produce great writers. Lab members are based in Portland, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Christ's Church, Florence, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago and come together to make art.