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Elite Theatre Company Presents Crimes of the Heart
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, 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 trying desperately to not fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young 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.
Opens April 12th and runs through May 12th.
Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, students and active military, and $12 for children 12 and under.
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.