Crimes of the Heartat PSC

September 20th, 2001 by Adam

Plymouth State College students will open their 2001-2002 theatre season September 26-28, presenting Beth Henley’s award-winning play, Crimes of the Heart. The student designed and produced show is directed by Angela Saddler ’99.

Set in a small Mississippi town, Crimes of the Heartportrays the story of the three McGrath sisters when they reunite at their family home. This is not your typical family reunion – Babe has decided to shoot her husband, Lenny meets men through lonely-hearts clubs and Meg has taken the bus home from a not-so-successful career in Hollywood. One reviewer described the play as “a southern-fried melodrama about three eccentric sisters who, despite their differences, share deep love.”

The New York Times describes Henley’s form as “uniquely her own.” Frank Rich wrote, “[she] gets her laughs not because she tells sick jokes, but because she refuses to tell jokes at all. Her characters always stick to the unvarnished truth, at any price, never holding back a single gory detail. And the truth – when captured like lightening in a bottle – is far funnier than any invented wisecracks.”

Performance times are September 26-28 at 8 p.m.; September 29 at 2 and 8:30 p.m. and September 30 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. If special arrangements are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance.