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Performing at Broward Stage Door Theatre (Jan 17 - Feb 23)
Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on January 17th, and run through February 23rd. Sometimes described as Hannah and Her Sisters with a Southern accent, Crimes of the Heart has often been named one of the finest plays in American Theatre. Along with the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play was awarded the 1981 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and the 1982 Theatre World Award. Called “wild and entertaining, yet dramatic and relatable”, the play examines the essence of family bonds; the relationship between sisters as friends; that "crazy" person in everyone's family; and the narrow-mindedness of people in the South. Director Michael Leeds explains: “This heart-warming comedy follows the intrigues and infidelities surrounding the three MaGrath sisters, who reunite in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi when Babe MaGrath is arrested for shooting her husband, ‘because she was havin’ a bad day,’” he says. “ And the day doesn’t improve when her sister Lenny, trying to celebrate her 30th birthday, learns her horse has just been struck by lightning, and sister Meg shows up direct from the ‘looney bin’. But despite their feuding and fussing, the sisters are determined to prevent Babe being hauled off to jail because, well, blood is thicker than molasses.” Meredith Bartmon, Faiza Cherie, and Ursula Anderman will play Lenny, Meg, and Babe MaGrath. Erin Pittleman, Samuel Floyd, and Nicholas Wilder round out Stage Door’s talented cast.
Our mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Broward and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Broward Stage Door Theatre, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, produces its own theater performances, and attracts diverse audiences throughout South Florida community and beyond.