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Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley

Directed by Darnell D. Lautt

December 11, 12, and 13, 1986

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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 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.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

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Lenny MagrathBetsy Harden
Chick BoyleJanet Calvin
Doc PorterMike Fulton
Meg MagrathMary Jarvis
Bebe BotrelleChristine Lautt
Barnette LloydGerald Reynolds

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DirectorDarnell D. Lautt
Stage ManagerKaren M. Mogab
Set DesignDarnell D. Lautt
Lighting DesignDereck Hood
Master Scene PanterTim Otte
SetsRon Calvin, Gary Arndt, Thomas Fulton, Nicholas Fulton, Zachary Fulton, Bruce Ranger, Phil Jarvis, Tim Otte, Karen Mogab, Darnell Lautt, The Cast
Props and CostumesThe Cast
LightsDereck Hood, Robert Hood, Darnell Lautt
House ManagerLinda Loomis
Graphic DesignerChristine Lautt
Lobby Display PhotographerTod Megredy
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