Dark Comedy Crimes of the Heart Takes Center Stage at Arts Barn
In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group, the Arts Barn presents Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, a warm-hearted and zany comedy-drama that examines the plight of three sisters betrayed by their passions. The show runs November 2 through 18, 2012, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Admission is $16, $14 for City of Gaithersburg residents. This show contains adult language and situations. Parental guidance is suggested.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Crimes of the Heart tells the touching and consistently hilarious story of the three Magrath sisters who are struggling to make sense of their lives. There is responsible Lenny, the oldest sister who is unmarried and has sacrificed herself to care for their ailing grandfather; carefree Meg, the middle sister who left behind family to pursue a failed singing career on the West Coast; and newly rebellious Babe, the youngest who is out on bail after having shot her husband. The sisters’ reunion in their hometown of Hazlehurst, Mississippi sets off a comical mix of conflicts, crises and revelations.
"It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it... it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play," says the New York Post.
The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premier cultural arts facility, is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. For more information and tickets call 301-258-6394 or visit online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/theater.