Crimes of the Heart announces one week extension

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one week extension of their presentation of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, directed by Kathleen Turne. The comic-drama will now play through to 20 Apr 2008.

Crimes of the Heart opened at the Laura Pels Theatre on 14 Feb 2008, following previews from 18 Jan, and was originally scheduled to close on 13 Apr 2008.

Crimes of the Heart is a play about the sometimes frayed edges of sisterly bonds. The Magrath sisters have trouble with men. Lonely Lenny never married, failed singer/actress Meg lost count, and the youngest, Babe married an abuser�and shot him. Now the sisters reunite at Old Granddaddy�s home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi to face life�s most absurd tragedies. Alone, each woman might call it quits. Together, they�ll have the most hilarious time of their lives.

The cast features Patch Darragh (Doc Porter), Jennifer Dundas (Lenny Magrath), Sarah Paulson (Meg Magrath), Lily Rabe (Babe Botrelle), Jessica Stone (Chick Boyle) and Chandler Williams (Barnette Lloyd).

The design team comprises Anna Louizos (set), David Murin (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and John Gromada (sound).

The world premiere of Crimes of the Heart took place in 1979 at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 1981 Crimes of the Heart opened on Broadway, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This production is based on the 2007 Williamstown Theatre Festival production.

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