Crimes of the Heart

2007-2008 SEASON


Crimes of the Heart (2007)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Beth Henley's dramatic comedy takes audiences to Hazlehurst, Mississippi where the Magrath sisters are trying to make sense of their troubled lives and cope with their latest family disaster. Crimes of the Heart is enormously popular - a compassionate portrait of good country people whose lives have gone terribly, terribly wrong, with hilarious results.

Bob Cline of New York directs the play. Bob is elated to be back at The Chatham Players after directing Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean here last season. Past Chatham directing credits include Pippin, Into the Woods and To Kill a Mockingbird. Bob recently directed and choreographed Into the Woods, and also won the Samuel French Festival with his production of Bright Apple Crush in New York City. Other favorite credits include: Assassins for 4th Wall Theatre, The Full Monty at Studio Players, Showboat and Side Show for the Montclair Operatta Club, Company at the Lucille Lortell, A New Brain (PERRY Award Best Director and Production), Songs for a New World (PERRY nomination Best Director), Falsettos (PERRY nomination Best Production of a Musical), and Violet (PERRY nominations Best Production and Best Director), Is There Life After High School, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell and Nunsense.

The Cast

Role Actor
Lenny Magraph Liz Royce
Chick Boyle Janet Swaim
Doc Porter Bill Schineller
Meg Magraph Sarah Pharaon
Babe Magraph Suzanne Houston
Barnette Lloyd Michael Rush

Production Team

Production Role
Producer Chris Furlong
Director Bob Cline
Production Coordinator Eileen Johnston
Stage Manager Allie Warshaw Shearman
Asst. Stage Manager Chris Colabraro
Set Design Chris Furlong
Set Design Roy Pancirov
Costume Design Kathy Ruskin
Costume Design Beverly Wand
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Sound Design Matt Burns
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Props and Set Decoration Pam Steiner