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    Crimes Of The Heart to Open April 12, 2019 at the Elite Theatre

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    Crimes Of The Heart to Open April 12, 2019 at the Elite Theatre

    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.

     


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