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 and worried about her 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, that are grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by Chick, their priggish cousin; Doc Porter, one of Meg's high school beaus; and Barnette, the awkward young lawyer, who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future - but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
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January 26 at 8:00pm
January 27 at 8:00pm
January 28 at 2:00pm
January 28 at 8:00pm
@ Davenport-Pierson Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Babe MagrathCalista Small
Meg MagrathLaurel Durning-Hammond
Barnette LloydHunter Wolk
Doc PorterAlex Klein
Chick BoyleMarina Horiates
Lenny MagrathRachel LaViola
Production Staff
DirectorGabe Greenspan
ProducerCole Florey
Stage ManagerDhawal Kotak
Lighting DesignerMaria Altyeva
Sound DesignerBen Symons
Set DesignerWells Thorne
Costume DesignerAnne Dailey
Graphic DesignerMax Pommier
Props MasterVirgil Blanc

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