Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Cast of Characters

Lenny Magrath: Erin O'Donnell

Meg Magrath: Dana Ernest

Babe Botrelle: Lydia Simon

Chick Boyle: Karen Perta

Barnette Lloyd: Dustin Schwab

Doc Porter: Erik Bobbitt


Director Douglas C Shaffer

Stage Managers Beth Nuzum Cronenweth & Nathan Uhrman

Set Designer  Scott A Jones

November  15, 16, 17 2018 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) 8pm

November 18 2018 (Sunday) 3pm

$12.00 purchased online with Code CRIMES2018
$15.00 at the door
General Admission
Box office opens 30 minutes prior 

Performances held at: 

Columbus Dance Theatre

592 E Main St

Columbus OH 43215

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Crimes of the Heart is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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.