Events

When:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 through
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where:

Black Box Theatre

Cost:

Regular price $20

Showtimes:

Tuesday, April 10
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11
6:30 p.m. (post-show discussion)

Thursday, April 12
7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 13
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15
2:00 p.m.

 
 
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Crimes of the Heart

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Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre.

Written by Beth Henley
Direction by Brian Rose

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

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 30 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 descended.

“While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley’s prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake.” —NY Times. “It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play.” —NY Post. “From time to time a play comes along that restores one’s faith in our theatre…” —NY Magazine.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
p – 516.877.4000
e – boxoffice@adelphi.edu

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Regular Semester Hours
Tuesday–Friday 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Box Office is open two hours before most scheduled events.
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