Big Maggie at Rivercity Stage
The Rivercity Stage is a-buzz with activity at the moment: Actors rehearsing roles; Construction Crew creating “Set Pieces”; Costumes being designed and many other essential tasks being planned and scheduled to bring our upcoming production: BIG MAGGIE to life.
Directed by Margaret Keane, BIG MAGGIE opens for seven performances – April 21st to 24th and 28th to 30th.
Maggie Polpin has a big personality and big plans for her family’s future. Newly widowed, she grasps the opportunity to take control of her life and future fortune. She knows exactly what she and her four adult children need to do to flourish and prosper in the unpredictable economic climate. But even as she takes firm hold of the reins, with plans laid firmly in place “for their own good”, her sullen and resentful offspring have other ideas.
The result: a family drama that will leave you howling with laughter, tap into your compassion and perhaps elicit a tear or two as it strikes a personal chord. It may leave you aghast, horrified at her ruthless singlemindedness, and perhaps raise a glimmer of rueful recognition of some scenario familiar to you.
Set in rural Ireland in the 60’s the themes of family entitlement, adult children’s independence (or lack of it) and the dilemma of inherited property still resonate with us today. These issues don’t change much over time – or from country to country for that matter.
Big Maggie: A Female King Lear? Victim? Survivor? You decide!
Tickets: $20 (+applicable taxes and fees)