Northeast State Theatre presents Crimes of the Heart April 6-15

Three eccentric sisters. A husband with a bullet wound. A lawyer with a vendetta. This 30th birthday celebration should be one to remember.

The Northeast State Community College Department of Theatre invites you to the production of Crimes of the Heart running April 6 through April 15. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, playwright Beth Henley’s Southern Gothic screwball comedy deals out family cruelty with equal parts irreverence and poignancy.

Crimes of the Heart wades neck-deep into the tumultuous lives of the MaGrath sisters of Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Eldest sister Lenny is celebrating her 30th birthday while contemplating her unmarried status. To make matters worse, her youngest sister Babe is awaiting trial for shooting her husband. Middle sister Meg has returned home from Los Angeles after a failed singing career and is struggling to recover from a nervous breakdown.

Crimes of the Heart opens April 6.
Crimes of the Heart opens April 6.

Facing down these troubles, unstable relatives, and simmering tensions from the past, the sisters must come together to survive. Touching, tragic, and wacky, Crimes of the Heart is a darkly comic family feud of epic proportions. The play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Performance dates are April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and one matinée performance at 2:00 p.m. on April 9. All performances are being staged in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theatre on the College’s Blountville campus, 2425 Highway 75.

For information or to purchase tickets call the Northeast State Box Office at 423.354.5169 or visit

For general questions about the productions or the Theatre Department contact or 423.354.2479.

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