Crimes of the Heart
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Feb. 20 - Feb. 22 (2022)

Set in rural Mississippi in 1974, three sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last few hours in the local hospital. At 30 and unmarried, Lenny is facing diminishing prospects for her future. After failed singing career on the west coast, Meg returns to Hazlehurst and to an old flame, who is now married. Babe, the youngest, is out on bail having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prim and proper cousin Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail, and himself from falling in love with her. 

Crimes Of The Heart
by Beth Henley
Directed by Tysha Calhoun
Audition Dates:
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7 pm

Gaslight-Baker Theatre
216 S. Main St.
Lockhart, TX

Lenny McGrath, 30, oldest sister whose prospects for marriage are diminishing. A little worried. Homely but likable. Used to taking care of things others will not.
Chick Boyle, 29, sister’s first cousin who is a bright and big personality. Brazen. Junior league. “A Good Christian Woman.” 
Doc Porter, 30, Meg’s old boyfriend. Quiet and seductive but not overstated. 
Meg McGrath, 27, middle sister who has come back from a failed singing career. A little defeated but works hard to fake it, May tend towards over-confidence to make herself look better.
Babe Botrelle, 24, youngest sister who is very feminine, petite, with a childlike quality to her face only; her eyes show what’s underneath.
Barrette Lloyd, 26, Babe’s lawyer. Charming in a bumbling sort of way. Also with an undercurrent of intensity he works to contain. 
Performance Dates:
Fridays and Saturdays, April 29 through May 14, 7 pm
Sundays, May 1 and 8, 2 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2 pm
Audition Instructions:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Though actors must be able to play 20’s-30’s age-wise, casting is very much open with regard to race, gender, sexuality, and ability.
Acting Requirements:
Rehearsals commence 3/1/22. Rehearsal times will be Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and two weeknights TBD. Actors are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals. 
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