Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc
Recommended for mature audiences – adult themes and adult language.
Crimes of the Heart will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse in 2018 on May 11 – 12 & 17 – 19 at 7:30pm and May 13 & 19 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.
Director – Sam Marsh