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Crimes of the Heart


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Crimes of the Heart

 By Beth Henley at Phoenix Theatre, UVic

Crimes of the Heart tells the story of the Magrath sisters who have grown into adulthood and gone their separate ways: Meg escaped Hazlehurst, Mississippi to pursue her Hollywood dreams; Babe married an ambitious young lawyer; and Lenny remained at their Granddaddy’s side in their family home. After Babe commits a violent crime, the three sisters reunite at home for the first time in years. Hilarity ensues (and a few inappropriate giggle fits) as personalities clash, new and old relationships evolve, and deep wounds are soothed by the tenderness of sisterhood. Humorous and heartfelt, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play beautifully captures the incredible power of family.      (Recommended for ages 14+)

Director                 Peter McGuire

Set Design             Stefanie Mudry

Costume Design   Madeline Lee

Lighting Design    Patrick Du Wors

Sound Design       Nicholas Atkinson

Dialect Coach      Iris MacGregor-Bannerman

Stage Manager   Leah Hiscock

“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

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