Crimes of the Heart
The three Magrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi for the first time in a decade. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst -- she is the caretaker of the sisters cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own crimes of the heart.
Directed by Carolyn Martin. Starring:
Lenny Magrath................. Geneva M. Dummer
Meg Magrath................... Jordan Bell
Babe Botrelle................. Faith Webster
Chick Boyle................... Juliana Lewis
Doc Porter.................... Brian May
Barnette Lloyd................ Mark Williams
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. 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. "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.
Biloxi Little Theater (View)
220 Lee Street
Biloxi, MS 39530
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