Big Love


by: Charles L. Mee

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Big Love runs from April 20-April 23rd.

Curtain opens each night at 7:30 pm with an additional showing at 2:00pm on Saturday April 23rd.

No reservations will be taken for this show but if special seating for your party is necessary please call the Cabe Box office at 450-1343.

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Cast (in order of apperarance)

Lydia………………………………………………………………………………………….….Sarah Leding

Giuliano……………………………………………………………………………………..…Dan Nicodemo

Bella………………………………………………………………………………………..……Dawn Branch

Thyona………………………………………………………………………………….……..Kari Thompson

Olympia…………………………………………………………………………………………...Claire Cook

Piero……………………………………………………………………………………………....Matt Presley

Nikos…………………………………………………………………………………………..…….Matt Burr

Oed…………………………………………………………………………………………...…Myles Murray

Constantine………………………………………………………………………………………Chris Mosley

Eleanor…………………………………………………………………………………...Meagan Stephenson

Leo……………………………………………………………………………………….…...Joshua Mayhew

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Production Staff

 Director & Assistant Set Designer…………………...……………………………………………..Katie Cox

Set and Lights Designer & Assistant Director……..…..……...……………...…………………...Katie Rook

Movement Coach & Costume Designer………........ …...………... …………………………..SarahRichison

Advisor to the Actors & Public Relations…………………………………………………...Jessica Sardashti

Stage Manager & Sound Wrangler…………………………………………………………………Laura Zeis

Alexander Technique…………….…………………………………………………………...Melody Payton

Assistant Stage Managers……………………………………………………Ashleigh Burns, James Heppler

Sound Board Captain……………………………………………………………………………Heath DeJean

Light Board Captain………………………………………………………………………………Kim Barrett

Poster Designer……………………………………………………………………………….Stephanie Cook

Theatre Department Assistants

Set and Lights…………………………………………….............Katie Cox, James Heppler, Josh  Mayhew, Brandon McClinton, Dan Tracy, Laura Zeis

Costume and Makeup………........  Kate Lovejoy, Elise Stangle, Mandie Street, Laura Thorp, Kari Thompson

Properties…………………………………….....................Lillian Braun-Snively, Sarah Richison, Katie Rook

Box Office Managers……………………Heath DeJean, Laura McKain, Jessica Sardashti, Harper Zielonko

Administrative Assistant and Web Master……………………….…………………………..Harper Zielonko

Production Crew

Kim Barrett, Michael Bennett, Robin Bischof, Allyson Board, Dawn Branch, Beth Brinkley, Ashleigh Burns, Claire Cook, Stephanie Cook, Kingsley Coppinger, Lelia Fitton, Bruce Fitzwater, Darby Grace, James Heppler, Tori Huggins, Jeff Herrold, Ryan Johns, Sarah Leding, Austin Moore, Emily Morgan, Myles Murray, Dan Nicodemo, Alicia Owen, Bert Prehn, Michael Raney, Lennon Simpson, Leigh Ann Smothers, Meagan Stephenson, Lizzy Tucker, Chris Zachau

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Special Thanks

The Saturday Paint Crew

Danny Grace

Ann Muse

Dave Turney

Bob and Lynnette Rook.

Nathan Fenster

Dr. Eric Alexander Binnie

James Heppler

Brandon McClinton

Dan Tracy

Bert Prehn

Nikko’li

Filbert, the Geriatric Conch Player

Senior Statement

Our goal as the senior seminar class of 2005 is to challenge ourselves, our audience, and our peers.  We wish to evoke feelings on different levels of consciousness that may not normally be accessed by challenging taboos and breaking down barriers that traditionally exist in the theatre.  We are taking risks and ask that you as audience members take risks as well, both emotionally and intellectually.  As up and coming theatre artists, we feel by re-examining our past, we can ask questions that will better our future.  With our production of Big Love we present the question: “What does it mean to be human and to take the risk of loving another human in our current world that is consumed by stereotypes and confined to a set standard of morals?”

The actors worked to develop their characters through scene study and improvisations. All of the seniors collaborated by working in both the technical execution and the rehearsal process in order to organically create an original and exciting theatrical experience.  

Playwright’s Bio

Chuck Mee has written bobrauschenbergameriaca and Snow in June and Belle Epoque, and Vienna: Lusthaus, True Love, and Big Love, and First Love, and Summertime and Wintertime among other plays--all of them available on the internet at www.charlesmee.org.  His work is made possible by the support of Richard B. Fisher and Jeanne Donavan Fisher. 

World Premier in the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Play at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE and BIG LOVE was produced by The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois in October 2001 Robert Falls, Artistic Director  Roche Schulfer, Executive Director