Charles Mee and Alumna Play Highlight Upcoming Season

If you think a new play based on one of the world’s oldest Greek plays sounds like a snore, you couldn’t be farther from the truth with Charles Mee’s Big Love, which kicks off the Schwartz Center 2010-11 theatre season like an Orange County chopper. Taking cues from The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus, Big Love follows the rebellion of 50 brides against their arranged marriages to 50 grooms. Dishes crash, wedding cakes fly, chandeliers swing, riots ensue and body counts rise as this Obie Award-winning playwright explores the power and passion between the sexes.

We are also excited to be continuing the work of the new Cornell Playwright Project, bringing to Cornell the regional premiere of Precious Little by Madeleine George ’96, a successful Cornell playwright. The Schwartz Center will be welcoming in the Holiday season with Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and ending the theatre season with Moliere’s The Learned Ladies.

See all four shows for as little as $40. Subscriptions on sale now by calling 607-254-ARTS or visiting


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