Crimes of the Heart to Open April 12th at the Elite Theatre Company

WHAT’S PLAYING:  Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

 

WHEN:           

April 12 through May 12, 2019

Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm

Sunday afternoons at 2pm

                                                           

COST:             

$20 for Adults

$17 for Seniors, Students and Military 

Group discounts available (10 or more)

 

WHERE:         

Elite Theatre Company

2731 Victoria Avenue

Oxnard, CA 93021

Box Office (805) 483-5118

www.elitetheatre.org

 

STAFF:           

Director                                               Jolyn Johnson

Artistic Director/Producer               L.J. Stevens

Managing Producer                           Stephanie Rice

 

CAST:             

Samantha Netzen Bingham    as         Becky “Babe” Magrath

Dawn Cosgrove                      as          Meg Magrath

Genevieve Levin                     as         Lenny Magrath
Kim Prendergast                     as         Chick Boyle
Patrick T. Rogers                    as         Barnette Lloyd 

Eric R. Umali                           as         Doc Porter

 

STORY:         

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, 1970s, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered 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. In the end the play is the story of how these characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

 

Please Note: This show does contain some strong language, adult themes, and the use of herbal cigarettes. May not be suitable for children.

Elite Theatre Company


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