The Glens Falls Community Theatre will be presenting CRIMES OF THE HEART, directed by Terry Rabine, on March 2-4, 2018 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. An informational meeting will be held at the theater on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7pm. Auditions will follow on January 18 also at the theater, 7pm. For additional information please contact Sharon Reynolds at 518-321-5915. A synopsis of the show and roles follow:
*CRIMES OF THE HEART* is Beth Henley’s comedy about the McGrath sisters, and the way the family is drawn together on “a bad day. A real bad day.”
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three sisters are reunited to give support to sister, Babe, who’s been charged with shooting her
husband. Lenny, the eldest 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. Babe, the youngest sibling is out on bail after shooting her lawyer husband, Zachary,
in the stomach because “I just didn’t like his looks.”
Their grave, yet somehow hilarious troubles are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick; by Barnett, the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of prison and by Meg’s old boyfriend, Doc. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Casting 4 women and 2 men. All characters have a Southern dialect.
LENNY: 30; the oldest sister and the one who has remained at home to care for their Grandfather; still single; plain; low self-esteem but a loving, warm, caring sibling.
MEG: 27; the sister who went off to L.A. to become famous but whose dreams are still unfulfilled; attractive; spontaneous; still a flirt; likes to stir things up.
BABE: 24; the youngest sister and the one who creates the play’s drama when she shoots her lawyer husband in the stomach because, as she says, “I
just didn’t like his looks”; perky; optimistic; affectionate; a bit naive.
CHICK BOYLE: 25-35; Cousin to the McGrath sisters; lives next door; a nosy busybody who thrives on gossip.
DOC PORTER: 30; Meg?s old boyfriend; laid back; warm; has a slightly brooding attractiveness; honest; a nice guy.
BARNETT LLOYD: 27-30; a bright young lawyer; makes up in energy for what he lacks in experience; might have a bit of a crush on Babe; very likable; has a vendetta against Babe?s husband.