“Crimes of the Heart”

Firehouse Theater Company presents
“Crimes of the Heart”
by Beth Henley
Directed by Jim Landis

April 1 – April 29, 2017

Firehouse Theater presents “Crimes of the Heart” April 1 – 29 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. (no performance Easter Sunday April 16).

Tickets are $23 Adult; $20 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com.

The three Magrath sisters are reunited in Hazlehurst, Mississippi 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.

Jim Landis has cast Julie Kaye Wolf (Lenny), Allison Learned (Meg), Genevieve Price (Babe), Victoria Pace (Chick), Austin Millard (Barnette) and Mike Martinkus (Doc).

“Beth” Henley is an award-winning American playwright, screen writer, and actress. Her play, Crimes of the Heart won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 1981 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and a nomination for a Tony Award. Her screenplay for Crimes of the Heart was nominated for an Oscar as Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first six plays are set in the Deep South: two in Louisiana and four in Mississippi, where she grew up. Henley has stated that growing up with three sisters was a major inspiration for her play Crimes of the Heart.  She adapted her 1984 play, The Miss Firecracker Contest, into a 1989 film starring Holly Hunter entitled Miss Firecracker.

Firehouse Theater
“Crimes of the Heart”
April 1 – 29
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m., Sat., April 15 at 2 p.m.
(no performance Easter Sunday, April 16).
$20 – $23
303-562-3232 or online at www.firehousetheatercompany.com
@ The John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230

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