Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Julia's play last weekend was Big Love. It's an adaptation of an old Greek play about 50 sisters whose father contracts to marry them to their 50 cousins. For some reason, the sisters find the plan objectionable, and when they can't get anyone to help them, they plot together to murder their husbands on their wedding day.

The "modern" version, written in the 60's, uses the basic play content to explore feminist themes. I imagine it's difficult not to explore feminist themes in a play about women having their futures sold to strange men by their father. The tone of the play is angry and volatile.

Julia played one of the brides and played her beautifully. The down side? Poor girl's voice now sounds ragged and shredded. She developed first a sore throat and now a pretty honkin' sinus infection.

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