Crimes of the Heart

On stage Aug 10-26, 2018

Written by Beth Henley

Directed by Traci Rezabek // Assistant Director: David Morton

Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. 

Heather says: "My favorite summary of this show is “three sisters with a penchant for ugly predicaments”.  It makes me giggle a little.  I have a gaggle of sisters and, while we do not share that penchant, I relate to the relationships in this show.  If my sister does something a little crazy (or if I do), I can point out that it might be a little crazy, but heaven help the person outside of my family that says it is crazy.  I will take them down.  I love that these sisters are a dysfunctional super squad.  Another authentic story with strong leading ladies.  (noting a pattern?)"

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the NY Drama Critics Award 
120 minutes, one intermission

What They Are Saying...

"While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake."
—NY Times.

"It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play."
—NY Post.

"From time to time a play comes along that restores one's faith in our theatre…"
—NY Magazine.

Audition Information

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  • LENNY: 30; the oldest sister and the one who has remained at home to care for their Grandfather; still single; plain; low self-esteem but a loving, warm, caring sibling.
  • MEG: 27; the sister who went off to L.A. to become famous but whose dreams are still unfulfilled; attractive; spontaneous; still a flirt; likes to stir things up.
  • BABE: 24; the youngest sister and the one who creates the play’s drama when she shoots her lawyer husband in the stomach because, as she says, “I just didn’t like his looks”; perky; optimistic; affectionate; a bit naive.
  • CHICK BOYLE: 25-35; Cousin to the sisters; lives next door; a nosy busybody who thrives on gossip.
  • DOC PORTER: 30; Meg’s old boyfriend; laid back; warm; has a slightly brooding attractiveness; honest; a nice guy.
  • BARNETT LLOYD: 27-30; a bright young lawyer; makes up in energy for what he lacks in experience; might have a bit of a crush on Babe; very likable; has a vendetta against Babe’s husband.

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