Crimes of the Heart
Written by Beth Henley
Directed by Madison Wackerman
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner New York Drama Critics’ Circle
For its first show of 2019, the Costa Mesa Playhouse presents Beth Henley’s award-winning dark comedy, “Crimes of the Heart” running January 25 -February 17, 2019.
When the three eccentric, dysfunctional, and disaster-prone Magrath sisters reunite during a family crisis, resentments, sexual transgressions, and the entire Southern gothic tradition unite to serve up a dramatic confection. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany, and brilliantly imaginative, the Henley’s play teems with humanity and humor.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for the first performance, Friday, January 25, are “pay what you will” with a suggested minimum of $10. Saturday, January 26 is the opening night Gala, including a post-show reception. Gala tickets are $25 general and $23 for students and seniors. For all other performances, tickets are $22 for general admission and $20 for students.