Theatre Presents ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Event Details


Date: May 9 - May 12, 2019

Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m./Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Edith Mortenson Theatre

Ticket Info: www.augietickets.com

The three MaGrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi for the first time in a decade. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst -- she is the caretaker of the sisters’ cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own “crimes of the heart.”

Director Dan Workman has assembled an experienced cast to lead the close of the 2018-19 season and expects the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award to capture audiences with a warm-hearted, irreverent, and imaginative production. Crimes of the Heart teems with humanity as the sisters forgive the past, face the present, and embrace the future.
The cast includes:

  • Lenny - Elise Oren
  • Meg - Joscelyn Schipper
  • Babe - Ashlyn Himley
  • Chick - Stacie Soderstrom
  • Doc - Christopher Bialis
  • Barnette - Jacob Dickmann

Crimes of the Heart opens on the Mortenson Theatre stage Thursday, May 9 with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinees Saturday and Sunday May 12 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com  Adults $15, Seniors $10, K-12 and Augie ID Free