Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley

directed by Darren Sextro

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart is a warm, irreverent, funny and touching drama about three passionate Mississippi sisters, who, in trying to escape their past, embrace their future. In a first for OCTA, this show will go up in June of 2013.

Join OCTA as we wrap-up our season with the Magrath sisters of Hazlehurst, Mississippi in this dark comedy. Babe, the youngest, is out on bail having shot her husband in the stomach; Meg, the middle girl, is back in town from the west coast where her singing career fizzled; and Lenny, the oldest, faces diminishing marital prospects. Mix in Barnett, a young lawyer smitten with Babe and trying to keep her out of jail, and Chick their priggish cousin, and you have dark hilarity as the sisters try to escape their pasts in hopes of seizing their futures. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play is guaranteed to bring laughter, tears, and an evening of unforgetable entertainment.

June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2013



Shelly Stewart (Lenny)
Jennifer Coville (Meg)
Christina Schafer Martin (Babe)
Greg Butell (Doc)
Justin Speer (Barnette)
Heather Austin (Chick)


Darren Sextro (Director)
Betsy Sexton (Stage Manager)
Frank Polleck (Set)
Craig McCann (Lights)
Chuck Cline (Sound)
Michael Bunn (Music Design)
Rhonda Wickham (Props)
Kerry Schafer (Costumes)
Larry Goodman (Tech Director)

Performance Date and Times
Friday June 7 2013 08:00 PM
Saturday June 8 2013 08:00 PM
Sunday June 9 2013 02:00 PM
Friday June 14 2013 08:00 PM
Saturday June 15 2013 08:00 PM
Sunday June 16 2013 02:00 PM
Friday June 21 2013 08:00 PM
Saturday June 22 2013 08:00 PM
Sunday June 23 2013 02:00 PM