The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see living movies. See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four adult tickets to Big Love at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at the Centenary College of Louisiana (a $60 value). Centenary College students receive one free admission per valid student ID. These tickets are valid for the 8 p.m. performances on Thursday, April 14, Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16, or the 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 17.
Contemporary playwright Charles L. Mee's Big Love is a provocative study of sexuality, gender equality, and love. The play, a dramatic retelling of the ancient Greek myth of the Danaids, follows the story of 50 brides as they try to escape their arranged marriages by running away to Italy. The plot is thickened with a healthy helping of humor, romance, and murder as the conflict between the brides and grooms culminates in a climactic battle even more epic than Henry VIII's famous lawn-darts match with Anne Boleyn.
The drama is directed by Centenary faculty member Emily Heugatter, performed by a tight-knit ensemble of Centenary scholars, and reenacted by a troupe of wisecracking felt puppets. Seats are first come, first served.
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