FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2011
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
GMC Theater Presents 'Crimes of the Heart'
The Green Mountain College theater program will present the comedy 'Crimes of the Heart' March 18-20 in Ackley Theater. Directed by GMC professor Paula Mann, showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission for the general public is $10.
This is a Pulitzer Prize winning Southern Gothic comedy about a dysfunctional trio of sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband in the stomach and is out on bail. Although past resentments bubble to the surface as each sister is forced to deal with the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she's committed, they find, in surprising ways, that their support and love for each other overrides the past and promises a brighter future. The GMC production includes Victoria Sarver '11, Jacqueline Petroski '11, Michael Shulman '12, Justice Buckmaster '14, Mia Nassivera '14 and Andrew Bullard '14.
The play was written by Beth Henley and performed on Broadway in 1981. The 1986 film adaptation was directed by Bruce Beresford and garnered three Academy Award nominations, including one for Henley for Best Adapted Screenplay.