CRIMES Review: “…make sure you include a stop at the Magrath’s.”
The following review of CRIMES OF THE HEART by Mary Best was published on NYTheatreGuide.com on November 6th, 2016→
“Dysfunctional families are a staple of American plays. There’s just something about a bunch of misbehaving relatives with dark pasts who purposefully don’t get along that appeals to playwrights and audiences.
Second Generation Theatre opened Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Crimes of the Heart” this weekend at Lancaster Opera House, inviting the audience to witness a gossip-worthy day in the life of the Magrath sisters in 1974 Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Sisters Lenny, Meg and Babe all reunite on Lenny’s birthday to figure out Babe’s next steps after being arrested for the attempted murder of her husband, all on top of dealing with their grandfather being hospitalized and a nosy, opinionated cousin, Chick.
Greg Natale directs this powerhouse group of actors, led by the equally hilarious and heartbreaking Charmagne Chi as the oldest sister, Lenny…”
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