Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart
A play by Beth Henley
Performed by the LCCT at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta
Thurs., Nov. 15; Fri., Nov. 16; and Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm; and a matinee performance on Sat., Nov. 17 at 2:00 pm

This true-to-life dark comedy, under the direction of John Mulcahy, is set in 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 (Jennifer True, Cushing), is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister (Nanette Fraser, Damariscotta), who fled Hazlehurst and her relationship with Doc Porter (Soren Barker, Boothbay Harbor), is back after a failed singing career; and Babe, the youngest (Christina Belknap, Damariscotta), is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick (Mallory Adams, Bremen), and by the awkward young lawyer, Barnette Lloyd (Roosevelt Bishop, Boothbay) who tries to keep Babe out of jail while finding himself hopelessly smitten.

Warm-hearted and irreverent, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three sisters whose love for each other binds them together in spite of the little hurts, the “crimes of the heart,” they commit against each other.

Maine Public members receive a 15% discount off of all performance tickets. Simply identify yourself as a Maine Public member at their Damariscotta theater office or do the same while ordering tickets by phone (207.563.3424).