Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize, Crimes of the Heart is a tale of family set in the American south in 1974. In the tradition of Harper Lee and Flannery O’Connor, this play explores the tangled roots of southern family and social relationships, by turns frightening, funny, and moving.
The McGrath sisters were abandoned by their father and then abandoned again when their mother hanged herself, along with her cat. The oldest sister, Lenny, has sacrificed her life to care for the grandfather who raised them. Her loneliness is deepened by her belief that she is undesirable because she cannot conceive. Meg, the totally self-centered middle sister, ran away to Hollywood but has since given up her dream of becoming a star. They are reunited in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, because the youngest sister, Babe, has shot her husband and is facing trial. The sisters confront their pasts in ways that enable them to redefine their own identities as stronger, independent women.
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Cast: Anita Beck, Christina Conti, Genna Meredith, Paul Darrell McGuire, Tamaam Madi-Nassar, Jona Zeschke
Tues 27 September - Sat 1 October
Tues, Weds, Fri at 8pm, Thurs and Sat at 7pm
Directed by Christopher Bailey