2018-2019 Season

This year's productions:

Fall  Show:  "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth    Henley

Directed by Stephanie Cahill

CDA Show: "A Voice in the Dark" by  Elizabeth Downing

Directed by Audrey Molina 

Spring Musical: "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick) 

Directed by Jenny Christian

Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley

Performances

November 10, 16, 17 at 8 pm

November 11 at 3 pm

All performances in the Little Theater (room 118) at Westhill High School.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

$5 for students/seniors (with ID)

$10 for adults

About this Show

 

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is 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, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, 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. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

 

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. "While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake." —NY Times. "It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play." —NY Post. "From time to time a play comes along that restores one's faith in our theatre…" —NY Magazine.

Cast and Crew 

 

Lenny                           Emma Sawch

Meg                             Alexandra Watkinson

Babe                            Sydney Steinberg

Chick                           Lilah Steinberg

Barnette                     Lucas Pinto-Leite

Doc                              Austin Tovar

Director                       Stephanie Cahill*

Tech Director              Mat DiGiovanna*

Assistant Director      Audrey Molina

Stage Manager          Caroline Klumac

Lighting Designer     Jaralys Cordova

Costume Designer    Franki Spinelli Mastrone

Props Master             Drew Leferman

Building Heads          Eli Shattuck and Brianna Gibson

Running Crew            TBD

CONTACT US

Northstar Parent Production Group

Westhill High School

125 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT 06902

Tel: 203-977-4838

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