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‘Crimes of the Heart’ caps off Loyola’s main stage season with a splash of Southern Gothic charm

Loyola press release - March 4, 2015

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will cap off its main stage season with a production of Beth Henley's classic play, "Crimes of the Heart," directed by Loyola’s Artemis Preeshl, associate professor of theatre arts.

The 1981 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Crimes of the Heart," an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” is a tragicomedy about three Mississippi sisters who encounter the ghosts of their past when Babe, the youngest, shoots her abusive senator-husband. The three McGrath sisters reunite at their grandfather’s home. All three, who have committed a crime of the heart, reveal their lurid family secrets -- with a dash of humor -- as they weather the storm of race and class to become closer than ever.

"Crimes of the Heart" will be performed in Marquette Theater at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, March 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will he held on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for students, children and senior citizens.

Call 504-865-2074 for ticket information or visit www.montage.loyno.edu.