At the core of this tragic comedy are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they’re forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives.
“Once again Greg King is at the helm and once again he has drawn superior performances from his three leads just as he did in The Memory of Water, also featuring Clare Mortimer, Olivia Borgen and Liesl Coppin… Tough, tender and funny, and just a little bit crazy, this is class theatre.”Sally Scott, The Daily News
“Welcome to the compelling, darkly comic Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s acclaimed 1980 play… now lent zest by supremely talented producer-director Greg King and a stellar local cast…”Richard Walne, The Daily News
“As always, director Greg King has drawn fine performances from his cast with the long-suffering Lennie played with passion by Clare Mortimer as she steadily takes control of her life. Liesl Coppin is consistently strong in the complicated role of Meg. Carol Trench reminds us of her impressive capacity for comedy as the busybody cousin. As Babe, it is Olivia Borgen who takes the honours. Olivia’s performance is spellbinding. The three sisters have some marvellous scenes together – alternately filled with fond reminiscences, sibling rivalry, frustrated anger, emotional support and helpless laughter…”Caroline Smart, Artsmart