Weird Sisters Theatre Project to Present CRIMINAL HEARTS at Aurora Theatre, 6/12-22
The Weird Sisters Theatre Project, a professional theatre company in residence at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, returns to Aurora Theatre with Jane Martin's Criminal Hearts running June 12-22nd. Criminal Hearts is a thought-provoking comedy, perfect fare for summer audiences. Chicago cat-burglar, Bo, has been casing an upscale condo for weeks - now it's time to strike! But once she breaks in the place is empty, except for agoraphobic Ata and her mattress. Ata's husband just cleaned her out and left her with nothing more than an empty condo and an empty life. When an unlikely friendship forms, these women develop a plan of revenge. Will criminal minds prevail over Criminal Hearts? Find out in this sometimes surprising, often hilarious, and always outrageous play. Last summer, the Weird Sisters produced the critically acclaimed hit Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson in the Aurora Studio. The marvelous cast of Criminal Hearts features Weird Sisters Founding Member, Tiffany Porter as Bo and Sarah Elizabeth Wallis (Tigers be Still: Aurora Theatre) as Ata. Matt Felten (Suzi Award-winner, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Aurora Theatre) and Vinnie Mascola complete this talented cast, directed by Nichole Palmietto.
Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville's 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Other work includes: Vital Signs, Cementville, Keely And Du (Pulitzer Prize nominee; 1994 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Award), Jack And Jill (1997 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Award), Anton In Show Business (2001 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg Principal Citation), Mr. Bundy, and Flaming Guns Of The Purple Sage. Good Boys premiered at Guthrie Theater in 2002
Tickets $20: to order, call 678.226.6222, or visit www.auroratheatre.com.