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Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Jen Pitt’s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2020) production of Big Love.

 

Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world’s oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms-and one bride falls in love. About the same odds as today. We have still not figured out how to love.

 

TICKETS

$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors

FREE tickets for students with the promo code “TOMATO” (must bring their student ID card to collect tickets)

 

TICKET POLICY

No late seating

 

FEATURING

Lindsey AckermanMichael M. AlvaNave BarelTabitha BassJesse CaoMarieta CarreroAzad FakhariAndrea FerroPayton GarrityNicolas GerwitzDavid HentzJonas KobberdalClaire KostovaMallory MullinsLucas NiedzialkowskiBen Ubinas, Renae GovindaJordan MahrMary RoundRachel Sather, and Molly Winstead.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer Sean Anthony Chia

Dramaturg Elizagrace Madrone

Production Stage Manager Lola Bao

1st Assistant Stage Manager Emma Hughes

Assistant Director Hilarie Spangler

Set Designer Anna Driftmier

Costume Designer Isabelle Tabet

Lighting Designer Nic Vincent 

Sound Designer Max Silverman

Prop Master Christl Stringer

Dance Choreographer Amanda de Oliveira

Fight Choreographer Rebekah Carrow

Company Manager Amy Davis Eingold

Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang

 

About the Director

Jen is a Brazilian-American director from São Paulo, Brasil. She received her BA in Theatre and English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and went on to train at Lecoq in 2011. She has spent the last decade making theatre in New York. She had the pleasure of being a part of The Living Theatre for most of that time, and Judith Malina continues to be one of her greatest inspirations. She is also a writer and journalist, with work featured in BUST magazine, VocativeNerve, and The New York Times. This summer she was the assistant director of operas Elektra and Carmen at the Croatian National Theatre. Her dance theatre project Pau Brasil will be coming to a theatre in NY in the coming months. jen-pitt.com