Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More About Big Love

Anam Cara Theatre Company is proud to announce it's next production, Big Love by Charles Mee. Written in 2003, Big Love is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play modernizes the plot of the Greek play The Supplicants, written by Aeschylus circa 470 BCE, and infuses it with references to pop culture, classic literature, and modern philosophy while simultaneously examining the ever-shifting relationship between masculinity, femininity, homosexuality, marriage, and societal expectations. Theatrically, Big Love demands a messy, frenzied, and violent Viewpoints-based performance that is populated with broken plates, cake fights, dance sequences, and raunchy strip-downs, exemplifying Mee’s demand that this is not merely “a text with brief dances and other physical activities added to it, but rather a piece in which the physical activities and the text are equally important to the experience.”

Auditions will be held Feb. 28 and March 1 from 7-9pm at the Anam Cara Collective, 203 Haywood Road. We are looking for males and females of ANY age. No monologue is needed, as the non-traditional audition process will rely on cold readings and Viewpoints exercises. Big Love is an ensemble show that includes song, dance, music, visual art, clowning, and performance art, promising a unique experience for actors and designers alike. Performances will be held the weekends of April 15 and April 22. Spread the word to ANY actors, designers, choreographers, or musicians you think might be interested! Call 828-545-3861 for additional information.

Many thanks,

Adam Blake Wright

Director, Big Love

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