Crimes of the Heart

Written by Beth Henley & Directed by Carolyn Keith

Three eccentric sisters, a big-wig political husband who’s been shot, a lawyer with a vendetta, and a jilted “doctor” with a hurricane-crushed leg: welcome to the MaGrath sister’s home, where everyone carries a secret crime in their hearts! Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this Southern Gothic comedy is ding-bat funny and deeply touching. Zany good cheer abounds as these Mississippi sisters grapple with a whirlwind of unfortunate events.


Experimental Theatre, San Diego State University

February 22, 23, 27, 28 March 1, 2 @ 7:30 PM

February 24 March 3 @ 2:00 PM

$13 for students, seniors, faculty and staff

$15 for general admission

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Critics Love it!

"While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake." —NY Times

"It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play." —NY Post

"From time to time a play comes along that restores one's faith in our theatre…" —NY Magazine