Nothing brings a family together like a little scandal. Such are the circumstances that kick-start Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer-winning darkly charming comedy about the quirky MaGrath sisters and the sordid deeds they must reconcile. Holed up at their grandaddy's house in Mississippi, the motherless trio have a knack for dysfunction, with the latest fiasco involving youngest sister Babe's shooting of her abusive husband. Meanwhile, eldest sister Lenny is becoming more of an old maid all the time and middle sister Meg has suffered a nervous breakdown after seeing her dreams of a singing career dashed. More than 30 years after Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek starred in an acclaimed film adaptation, this new staging of Crimes of the Heart at the Everett Performing Arts Center proves that this tale of sisterhood in all its dimensions is as potent, touching and hilarious as ever.
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes including intermission. (3 acts: 15 minute intermission between act 1 and 2, 5 minutes break between act 2 and 3)