Tickets are now on sale for the Theatre at AACC’s dark comedy drama “Big Love,” with performances set for April 15-23 at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus.
Based on “The Suppliant Women” by Aeschylus, “Big Love” ridiculously updates an ancient plot involving 50 brides fleeing 50 prospective grooms. The women wind up in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a crazy battle of the sexes ensues complete with song, dance, a bathtub and cupcakes. “Big Love” was written by award-winning American playwright Charles L. Mee. Because of adult language and situations, the show is restricted to ages 16 and up.
Portraying the three main brides are Claire Brooks (Annapolis) as Lydia; Tia Silver (Crofton) as Thyona; and Zoe Sloan-Weiss (Annapolis) as Olympia. Brooks and Silver are AACC students while Sloan-Weiss is an alumna. Also starring are AACC’s own Jerry Vess (Annapolis) of Event Services; AACC alumna Carlotta Capuano (Crofton) and AACC students Erik Alexis (Millersville), Rashad Ferguson (Clinton), Timotheus German (Pasadena), Jennette Nelligan (Shady Side), Zach Rathier (Arnold) and Isaac Simonaire (Pasadena).
Directing is Lars Tatom (Annapolis), AACC assistant professor of performing arts. The show opens on Friday, April 15, and continues through Saturday, April 23. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and at 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students other than AACC students, AACC employees and groups, and $5 for those with a valid AACC student ID. Seats are reserved for all shows.
Make reservations by phone or e-mail at 410-777-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-up box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and weekends when the box office is open for events. The box office is in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations.