Featured image for post: Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

A play by Beth Henley
August 28 – 29, 2014

For Mature Audiences (adult subject matter and language)

We hope you will be able to join us to kick off the Theatre at Barton 2014-2015 season and celebrate 10 years of Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights success!

Since opening our new theatre in 2009, Barton has had the great fortune of working closely with incredible Broadway and regional talent. Through the generosity of our Theatre at Barton family and our co-producers Theatre Raleigh (formerly Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy), we have been able to mount world and regional premiere plays and musicals, as well as star- studded concerts right here in Downtown Wilson!

This year, we continue the tradition with an encore presentation of Theatre Raleigh’s stellar 10th season finale, Crimes of the Heart, a Pulitzer Prize winning, dark-Southern comedy by renowned playwright Beth Henley.

At the core of this contemporary classic are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. They must collectively contend with recent events that conspire to topple the already dysfunctional lives they lead. Past resentments bubble to the surface in connection to the cadre of intriguing characters and awkward situations they confront … all the while coping with this latest incident that has disrupted their lives.