Crimes of the Heart




Actor’s Workout Studio
4732 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA

Ovation Award Eligible LAStageAlliance.com
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 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 descended.

Starring
Lenny Magrath…………………………………………..Cameron Meyer
Chick Boyle………………………………………………….Emily Stiles
Doc Porter…………………………………………………..Scott Tiler
Meg Magrath…………………………………………………Tessa Munro
Babe ‘Magrath’ Botrelle………………………………..Veronique Ory
Barnette Lloyd………………………………………………Matt Braaten

Playwright: Beth Henley
Director: Elizabeth Welsh

REVIEWS
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“Laughter through tears is a saving grace. It comforts the soul. When the obstacles to happiness keep getting worse, or when the sky rains lemons, these gals make lemonade-literally! The Athena Theatre Co. did the honors this time at the Actor’s Workout Studio in NoHo, and a passionate commitment from director Elizabeth Welsh and her cast of six infused the space with cheerful aplomb… It’s soapy, but gutsy, campy, crazy, and in the hands of this entire cast, pure joy." – Theatre NoHo LA


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