Conservatory Presents Powerful Drama ‘Big Love’

| February 6, 2015

Join the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University for its production of Charles Mee’s Big Love, presented Feb. 18-22 and Feb. 25-March 2 in Webster’s Emerson Studio Theatre. Performance times are at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

A contemporary adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women, Big Love follows the story of 50 young women seeking refuge in Italy in their escape from unwanted marriages. When their prospective husbands arrive, the battle between men and women, between love and power, between heart and mind reaches epic proportions.

This production of Big Love features brief nudity and graphic violence. It is intended for adult audiences. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or will be denied entrance.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for seniors, students, and Webster alumni; and free to Webster students, faculty and staff with a valid Webster I.D. For reservations, call 314-968-7128.

For more information about Webster’s production of Big Love, visit

Special Post-Show Discussion Feb. 27

Audiences are invited to join a special post-show discussion following the Feb. 27 performance, featuring Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences 2015 Global Leaders in Residence and Cuban theatre artists Flora Lauten and Raquel Carrio. Founders of the award-winning Teatro Buendia in Cuba, Lauten and Carrio will reflect on their own process of adapting classic texts for the contemporary stage. Members of the Big Love cast will also join the discussion.

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  1. Lorraine says:

    Just to clarify, patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or will be denied entrance.