Three Heroines Relay Their Stories During a Performance of Crime of the Heart
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Beth Henley’s first play, Crimes of the Heart, brings audiences to the Mississippi home of the Magrath sisters. Babe has just shot her husband because she didn't like his looks. This brings middle sister Meg back to town from Los Angeles, where she is unsuccessfully pursuing a music career. And poor Lenny, everyone has forgotten her birthday.
Beth Henley's ''Crimes of the Heart'' ends with its three heroines - the MaGrath sisters of Hazelhurst, Miss. -helping themselves to brick-sized hunks of a chocolate birthday cake. The cake, a ''super deluxe'' extravaganza from the local bakery, is as big as the kitchen table, and the sisters laugh their heads off as they dig in. The scene is the perfect capper for an evening of antic laughter—yet it's by no means the sum of ''Crimes of the Heart.''
While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake. Warm-hearted, irreverent, and imaginative, Crimes of the Heart teams with humanity as the sisters forgive the past, face the present, and embrace the future.
Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online via https://www.alleytheatre.org. We hope that you join us at Alley Theatre to see this production on Sunday, April 14th!
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Hollow Tree Park Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Sunday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Sunday, April 14, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002