Everyman Theatre Announces Extension of Crimes of the Heart

Everyman Theatre Announces Extension of Crimes of the Heart

Due to overwhelming ticket sales and sold-out houses, Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce that an extra week of performances will be added to its current production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart. The production will now run through February 9th.

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award, Beth Henley's comedy brings you into the Mississippi household of the Magrath sisters. Babe has just shot her husband because she didn't like his looks. Meg is back in town after a failed attempt in the music business and a nervous breakdown. And poor Lenny-everyone has forgotten her 30th birthday... plus, her pet horse was just struck by lightning! Bad luck certainly runs deep among the Magrath clan. But with warm-hearted laughs and touching family moments, the sisters forgive the past, face the present, and embrace the future in this contemporary American stage classic.

Resident Company Members Beth Hylton and Megan Anderson play sisters Lenny and Meg, along with Dorea Schmidt (The Beaux' Stratagem) as youngest sister, Babe.

Joining Ms. Schmidt from The Beaux' Stratagem cast will be Danny Gavigan as Doc. Katy Carkuff plays the Magrath sisters' cousin, Chick. Rounding out the cast will be newcomer to Everyman Jamie Smithson as Barnette.

Susanna Gellert makes her Everyman directorial debut with Crimes of the Heart. Joining Ms. Gellert on the artistic team are scenic designer Debra Booth (making her Everyman debut), Resident Lighting Designer Jay A. Herzog (The Glass Menagerie, August: Osage County), costume designer Levonne Lindsay (Topdog/Underdog, Time Stands Still) and Stowe Nelson (also making his Everyman debut).

Crimes of the Heart runs from January 8th through February 9th, offering performances Wednesday through Sunday, with selected Tuesday evening performances.

Everyman Theatre is proud to partner with University of Maryland Medical Center as the Season Sponsor and WYPR 88.1-FM as the Season Media Sponsor. Michael Hodes, LLC is the production sponsor and Style Magazine is the production's media sponsor.

Everyman Theatre is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

Vincent Lancisi is the Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit www.everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208.

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