HAWTHORNE PLAYERS

AUDITIONS FOR

CRIMES OF THE HEART

January 28, 2015  7:00 p.m.

Auditions and performances will be held at:

Florissant Civic Center Theatre

1 James J. Eagan Drive

Florissant MO 63033

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; Directed by Lori Renna

 

Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointments are necessary.


All performers should arrive for the audition before 7:00 p.m.

to turn in/complete Audition Form_CrimesOfTheHeart_2015.pdf


Rehearsals will be Sundays, and 2 weeknights (dependent on cast availability at auditions) from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. beginning 2/15/15 (no rehearsals 2/22-2/27).

 

In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three Magrath sisters gather to await news of their grandfather, living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. The warm-hearted and irreverent story is full of humanity and humor as it examines the plight of these three young sisters betrayed by their passions. 


Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

 

CHARACTERS

Lenny Magrath 30 years old. The oldest sister of the three Magrath sisters. She is quiet and soft spoken, but very caring.

 

Chick Boyle 29 years old. The first cousin of the three Magrath sisters. She is loud and annoying.

 

Meg Magrath 27 years old. The middle sister of the three Magrath sisters.  She has returned to Mississippi from California, where her singing career has stalled.

 

Doc Porter 30 years old. Meg’s old boyfriend. He has married with children, but still has feelings for Meg.

 

Babe Botrelle 24 years old. The youngest of the three Magrath sisters. She is in major trouble for shooting her abusive husband in the stomach.

 

Barnette Lloyd 26 years old. Babe’s lawyer. He is eager and willing to be very helpful.

 

Auditions and performances will be held at:

Florissant Civic Center Theatre

1 James J. Eagan Drive

Florissant MO 63033