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Crimes of the Heart | Mar 12-28

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre is pleased to announce their production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart. The show will run March 12-28, Fridays through Sundays. Performance times are 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.

For more information and tickets call (919) 866-0228 or go to www.nract.org

Crimes of the Heart North Raleigh Arts and Creative theatreThe 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 helpless not to 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 closed.

This Pulitzer Prize winning play features the directing of Alison Lawrence, as well as number of veteran Triangle actors: Alison LaRue, Adrienne Morton, Jess Barbour, Page Purgar, Edward Cooke and Andy Miller.

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