Theatre Season 


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at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

 

 Crimes of the Heart

 CRIMES OF THE HEART 
By Beth Henley 
Directed by Kurt Naebig 

May 2-4 and 8-11, 2014
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
$12 general admission
$10 students, faculty/staff and seniors 
 

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 30 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 trying 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.