Written by Charles L. Mee. Directed by Howard Shalwitz. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington DC (2002)
"Charles L. Mee's play takes as its source material Aeschylus's "The Suppliant Maidens," which dates from 490 B.C. and is believed to be the oldest surviving Greek drama... "Maidens" was the first part of a trilogy -- the other plays have been lost -- and, in fact, nothing much happens in it: The 50 daughters of Danaus flee from Egypt to Argos to escape forced marriage to their 50 cousins... Biggs has some terrific comic moments as the weak sister who, in her heart, would choose pleasure over principle"