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.
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