February 15, 2020

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Simpkins Hall Theatre
Description: CRIMES OF THE HEART
By Beth Henley
Directed by Carolyn Blackinton
February 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm
Simpkins Theatre

About the play: 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 at thirty and facing 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, grave and yet, 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. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the futureóbut the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

Related Web Site: WIU Theatre and Dance
Contact Information:
 Tammy Killian
 Phone: 3092981543
 Email: tl-killian@wiu.edu
Source: College of Fine Arts & Communication

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