October 31, 2008

On Stage at Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater is Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University continues its 2008/09 drama series with Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy by Beth Henley. Performances are November 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on November 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. Eldred Theater is located at 2070 Adelbert Rd., on the Case Western Reserve Quad behind Millis Science Center.

Crimes of the Heart is set in Hazlehurst, Miss., in 1974 where the three Magrath sisters (Lenny, Meg and Babe) come together at their old granddaddy's home to face life's absurdities. Lenny has never married, failed singer/actress Meg has lost count of her men and Babe is out on bail for shooting her husband in the stomach. Alone each woman might call it quits; but despite their grave problems, they come together in hilarity and tears as they deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. In turn, each sister faces the consequences of the crimes she has committed.

Catherine Albers, professor in the department of theater and dance, directs the undergraduate ensemble with production design by Russ Borski, associate professor in the theater and dance department.

General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and Case Western Reserve personnel and $5 for students. For tickets or information, call the box office for the Department of Theater and Dance at 216-368-6262.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, October 31, 2008 08:29 AM | News Topics: Arts & Entertainment, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, Students

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.