Pacific Resident Theatre is proud to announce
the Los Angeles premiere of

BIG LOVE

By Charles L. Mee

Directed by Mel Shapiro
EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 30th

Friday & Saturday 8 PM – Sunday 3 PM
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(310) 822-8392

Lydia – Dana Dewes; Giullano – Alexander Enberg; Thyona – Katy Selverstone; Olympia – Lesley Fera; Bella/Eleanor – Diane Hurley; Piero/Leo – Robert Bailey; Constantine – Scot Conte; Nikos – Jason Huber; Oed – Ina Lithgow
With: Mercedes Martinez, Satiar Pourvasei, Carolyn Palmer, Scott Jackson

LA Weekly Theater Awards
BIG LOVE has been nominated in three categories:
Production of the Year
Direction : Mel Shapiro
Ensemble

BIG LOVE reviews

“Talk about big fat Greek weddings.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES…Don Shirley

“Pacific Resident Theater, long established as a venue willing to venture past the cutting edge, presents an explosive staging of Charles L. Mee’s maniacal tragicomedy “Big Love,”…” VARIETY…Julio Martinez

Charles L. Mee’s freewheeling adaptation of Aeschylus’ tragedy The Suppliant Maidens gets a rollicking sendup from director Mel Shapiro and a skilled ensemble. Critics’ Pick…BACKSTAGE WEST…Hoyt Hilsman

A CurtainUp Los Angeles Review
Laura Hitchcock .

TALKING TO MEE:
“STARTLED BY THE SUDDENNESS OF LIFE”
By Scott T Cummings

Dec 22, 2002 LA Times
Times reviewers’ notable shows of 2002
So many productions, so little time. For this year’s list, The Times’ 10 primary reviewers were asked to choose their favorite shows and assess why they thought each was noteworthy. Of course, because of the volume of productions that went up in the past year, no one person could see more than just a small slice of the offerings. So we acknowledge that this consensus list is by no means scientific. And yes, there are 11 shows on our top 10 list — there was a tie. Here’s the list, in alphabetical order:

Big Love, Pacific Resident Theatre. Love and independence, in their myriad forms, were indelibly presented in Mel Shapiro’s staging of a Charles L. Mee play that turned a dusty Greek drama into a bracingly contemporary comedy. And you have to admire any production that makes such great use of overripe tomatoes, wedding gowns, splattered blood and white wrestling mats.