The Grinnell High School Curtain Club and Thespians presented “Crimes of the Heart,” a play by American playwright Beth Henley, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 2 – 4.
Play synopsis - Set in Hazlehurst, Miss. in the mid-20th century, the play follows three sisters and the dysfunctional way they interact together following a tragic upbringing after their mother committed suicide gaining national attention for it's disturbing nature. Babe, the youngest sister, has recently been released from jail following an arrest for the attempted murder of her husband. The sisters navigate reconnecting after being a part for many years and living their own lives. The play is full of good hearted family connections, chaotic and hilarious relationships, and a deep sorrow threaded throughout as the family navigates what could potentially become their new normal.
The play won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.Musical director is Steph Nefzger and the technical director is Kenneth Phipps.
Cast - Lenny Magrath, Olivia Mick; Chick Boyle, Elisabeth Kelley-Chown; Doc Porter, Brody Petig/Reece Madren; Meg Magrath, Jeslyn Voogd; Babe Botrelle, Maggie Kaup; Barnette Lloyd, Em Cooper.
Crew - Stage Manager: Liz Sieck; Assistant Stage Manager: Cameron Thompson; Marketing/Publicity: Maddie Davis; Lights: Liam Leisure; Sound Chief: Joel Dressler; Hair/Makeup: Cora Miller; Costumes: Kaia Chang Roper; Props: Billy Lopatto.
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