7:30 PM, Pam and David Sprinkle Theater
By Charles Mee
Directed by Jenn Jellicorse
In Charles Mee's version of Aeschylus's The Suppliants, fifty terrified brides fleeing an arranged marriage take refuge in an Italian villa with fifty angry grooms hot on their trail, hell-bent on reclaiming their "property." As tensions rise and their trip down the aisle nears, sisters Thyona, Olympia, and Lydia hatch a desperate plan to escape the darker side of love and matrimony. This play blows open the gender divide and gives new meaning to "until death do us part."