April 25, 26 & 28, 2019
in the Black Box Theater in Wildcat Hall
Lenny Magrath - Ainslee Oliver*
Chick Boyle - Karina Short*
Doc Porter - Cade Dennis*
Meg Magrath - Ann Stegman*
Babe Botrelle - Emma Teply*
Barnette Lloyd - Alex Faught*
Mr. Mark Radziejeski - Director
Maesey Meier* - Stage Manager
Emma Bluml* - Assistant Stage Manager
Olivia Schmitz* - Lighting Control
Brock Harrison* - Sound Control
Hannah Hiszczynskyj* - Props
James Nioce* - Props
* deontes member of Thespian Troupe #7275
"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.
About "Crimes of the Heart"
Crimes of the Heart is a play by American playwright Beth Henley. It is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in the mid-20th century. The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe's latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.
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.