“Big Love” Debuts This Weekend at Catlin Gabel

By Xander Balwit '15

Sophie '16 as Thyona (Photo: Glenn Burnett)

Sophie ’16 as Thyona. (Photo: Glenn Burnett)

This weekend, Catlin Gabel’s first full-length theater production of the year debuts and closes which allows for only three days to see a show that students have been dedicatedly working on since September. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Cabell Center.

“Big Love,” written by American Playwright Charles L. Mee, flirts with misogyny, misandry, dysfunctional relationships, comedy, and danger. The play is centered on three sisters who flee Greece when they are set to marry their cousins.

Actress Maria Slade ’16 who plays one of the brides says, “I mean there is blood, romance, and cake all in the same scene, what more could you want?”

Slade also notes that the cast has worked really hard on putting on another quality theater performance and she urges the community to come out and support the actors.

Kallan Dana ’15 is a Catlin Gabel theater veteran who chatted with CatlinSpeak about how she herself is excited to see the play and how student attendance for theater performances isn’t as good as it could be.

The brides (Photo: Claudia Bueerman '16)

The brides. (Photo: Claudia Bueerman ’16)

Dana says, “This year I have noticed that there has been an increase in students attending sports games. I mean the OES and Catlin homecoming had a lot of attention and excitement around them this year and participation was way up. There is no reason why this shouldn’t be the case for theater too.”