School of Theatre and Dance to put on ‘Big Love’


“Big Love” is the next play to be held at Sally Stevens Players Theatre on campus. (Courtesy of Andy Dolan)

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance is hosting its next play “Big Love.”

Directed by Bethany Mangum-Oles, the play will open at 7:30 on April 14 in the Sally Stevens Players Theatre.

“Big Love,” written by Charles Mee, is promoted as mature and is recommended for patrons 18 years and older.

Mee said “Big Love” is a modern recreation of the classical play “The Danaïids” by Greek playwright Aeschylus.

The story is about love and forced marriages. Inspired by Greek mythology, the tale involves 50 women being forced to marry 50 men. On their wedding night, 49 of the women kill their would-be husbands,while one couple actually falls in love.

7:30 p.m. performances are April 14, April 15, April 20 and April 21. 2 p.m. performances are April 16 and April 22.

The show is free for NIU students and $7 for the general public. All tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the show on the School of Theatre and Dance’s website.