Lakewood Theatre Company presents: Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, March 7 - April 13, 2014
| Click here to Purchase Tickets || March 7 - April 13, 2014, Directed by Diane Englert. Ticket Prices: $32/adults, $30.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Special WOW performance (Wine on Wednesday) - March 19 at 7:30 PM with tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under!
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Crimes of the Heart is a warm-hearted, irreverent and zany look at the plight of three Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.
Three adult sisters who reunite at the family home in Mississippi. The oldest sister has been looking after their grandfather. The middle sister has returned from Los Angeles after a faltering singing career and the youngest sister recently shot her husband because she “didn’t like his looks.” A comedic and compassionate look at good people whose lives have gone wrong.
The show sponsors are: Kyra’s Bake Shop and Nicoletta’s Table.
Directed by Diane Englert, Crimes of the Heart continues through April 13 with the following schedule: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 7:00 PM (March 9, 16 & 23) and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (March 16, 30 and April 6 & 13). There is one Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM on March 19.
WOW performance: Wednesday at 7:30 on March 19, 2014. At this Wednesday performance the theatre is continuing a new program called WOW: 25-35. For people 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by World Class Wines. Come enjoy Wine on Wednesday (WOW) paired with a show at a discounted price.
The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $32/adults and $30/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. CLICK HERE to order tickets securely online.
The Story: 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 (Shandi Muff), the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg (Tricia Castañeda-Gonzales), the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe (Eleanor Johnson), the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, which are grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick (Kristin Barrett), an awkward young lawyer, Barnette (Kevin Carroll) who tries to keep Babe out of jail and by Doc (Stan Brown), who still holds the torch for Meg.
While they wait at the family’s old homestead, the three sisters reestablish a close relationship that had gradually dissolved while the women pursued separate lives. The importance of family and community ties and the pressures of social expectations are examined as the sisters develop the necessary insight into themselves to restructure and continue their lives. 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.
Set design for LTC’s production of Crimes of the Heart is by Chris Whitten. Lighting and sound design is by Mark LaPierre, and costume design is by Patricia J. Rohrbach. The stage manager is Felix Kelsey, assistant stage manager is Addie Underwood and the producer is Kay Vega.
Ticket prices are $32/adults and $30/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or to securely order online click below.
| Click here to Purchase Tickets | | March 7 - April 13, 2014, Directed by Diane Englert. Ticket Prices: $32/adults, $30.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Special WOW performance (Wine on Wednesday) - March 19 at 7:30 PM with tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under!
March 7 - April 13, 2014