Crimes of the Heart
February 7-8, 14-15, & 21-22 at 8 pm; February 9, 16, & 23 at 3 pm
Auditions: November 18 & 19, 7-9 pm
Written by Beth Henley
Directed by Steffanie Vaughan
In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of Old Granddaddy, living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, never left home, and now faces diminishing marital prospects. Meg, who couldn’t wait to leave, is back after a failed singing career. And Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave but 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. Betrayed by their passions, the sisters must make sense of their recent misfortunes, forgive the past, and embrace the future.
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Lenny Magrath - the oldest of the three sisters; sweet, somewhat frumpy, frustrated, unmarried, afraid of rejection
Meg Magrath - the middle sister; fickle, whimsical, outgoing; avoids problems and conflicts whenever she can
Babe Botrelle - the youngest sister; pretty, flighty, funny, thoughtful, naive, and a bit troubled
Chick Boyle - cousin of the three sisters; annoying, opinionated, insulting, quite openly ashamed of her cousins
Doc Porter - former boyfriend of Meg; still infatuated with her, even after marrying another woman and having two children
Barnette Lloyd - Babe's lawyer; has a personal vendetta against Babe's husband; fond of Babe and hopes to save her from both her abusive husband and from any criminal charges