"Big Love" Plays at Willamette

"Big Love," written by Charles Mee and directed by Lisa Rothe, opens at the Willamette University Theatre Nov. 14 and plays Nov. 15-16, and Nov. 21-23 at 8 p.m. Matinees are scheduled for Nov. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $3 to $10. For ticket details call 503-370-6221.

The hit of the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays, "Big Love" is an outrageously hip, disarmingly funny look at men, women and the inescapable power of love.

On the eve of their wedding, and the brides-to-be are not amused. Promised as infants to their cousins, the girls are having second thoughts about marriage. Stealing away on the family yacht, they seek asylum at a sumptuous Italian villa. The boys soon arrive in hot pursuit and the resulting nuptials quickly turn into a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred war between the sexes.

Rothe most recently directed "Top Girls" at Stella Adler in New York City and played Madge in "Time and the Conways" off Broadway with the Epic Theatre Company. She has directed and taught at various theatres and universities across the country including Manhattan Theatre Source, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, NYU, Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory and Long Island University.