Three Brothers Theatre's CRIMES OF THE HEART Begins 9/19
THREE BROTHERS THEATRE presents a stunning revival of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART, from September 19 through October 14, press opening on September 20, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, at THEATRE MOMENTUM, 1800 W. Cornelia Ave, Studio C, in Chicago. Tickets are $20; please call 319-621-0024 to reserve tickets or purchase in person at the box office. Visit Three Brothers Theatre online at 3brostheatre.com.
Henley's wildly popular black comedy takes place in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where three estranged sisters reconnect after learning that the youngest, Babe, has been arrested for shooting her husband because she "just didn't like his looks." Through similarly comi-tragic and disturbing events, including the descent of their patriarch grandfather into a coma, the script mines the sisters' souls as they grow closer. This brilliant production uncovers not only the humor of sibling rivalry and of personal strife, but also the pathos of interpersonal connection and the stuffy atmosphere of a small Southern town. Recent University of Chicago theatre graduate Robert Eric Shoemaker directs a powerful young cast in an intimate and intellectual approach to this classic play. 3 Brothers' Crimes deconstructs the Southern "kitschen" and way of life- the darks are darkened; lightness and wholesomeness are fleshed out; and young talent comes to the fore.
Crimes of the Heart runs from September 19 through October 14, press opening on September 20, at Theatre Momentum, 1800 W. Cornelia Ave, Studio C, in Chicago. Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm. Please call 319-621-0024 to reserve tickets or purchase at the box office. Visit Three Brothers Theatre online at 3brostheatre.com.