Crimes of the Heart

Date: April 16
Location: Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center
Ticket Price: $8.00

By Beth Henley

THE STORY: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 – House opens at 7:00 pm for seating.
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 – House opens at 7:00 pm for seating.
  • **MATINEE** Saturday, April 18, 2015 – House opens at 2:30 pm for seating.

Box office opens one hour before showtimes. 

Walton Seay Theatre

Box Office opens one hour before performances for same-day ticket purchases.  Pick-up your online ticket orders at the box office one hour before the show. 

Ticket: General Admission $8:00

Students/Faculty/Staff receive one free ticket at the door for personal use with their U of O identification. (No Reserved Seating)

Buy tickets online starting on March 15, 2015

(Content Advisory:  Some mature language. No babies or toddlers admitted.)

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