Crimes of the Heart
by Milam Community Theatre
Feb. 25 - Mar. 05
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.
1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winning play, written by American playwright Beth Henley.
February 25 - March 05, 2023
406 S. Columbus Avenue
Cameron, TX, 76520
February 25 & 26 and March 4 & 5, 2023
Milam Community Theatre, Cameron TX