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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge, and overcome their family's painful past. A BBC co-production. A full-cast production featuring: Ray Baker, Donna Bullock, Arye Gross, Glenne Headly, Sondra Locke and Belita Moreno.

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ISBN-13: 9781580812160
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: L. A. Theatre Works
Edition description: Unabridged, 2 CDs
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.03(d)

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Crimes of the Heart 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
opinion8dsngr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Babe manages to rather mysteriously shoot her Senator husband, the women of her family surround each other in an attempt to weather out the fall-out. This play is more of a character study than a plot-intensive peice of drama. It does manage to cover some very serious issues: suicide, justifyable violence, etc. in a humorous and well-put-together background. Still, I think it must have been a sparce year in 1972 for this to have won the Pulitzer. It's a good play, but nothing monumental.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I had checked this playbook out for my Dramatic Interpretation for Debate. It's absolutely a spectacular play and was easy to pick apart for what I needed. I would love to see this in the theatre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just performed Crimes of the Heart for my Theater club. I loved it so much, that I wanted a copy of the script to keep for my memory/scrap book. I played Meg, age 30 who comes back home to Hazelhurst after a failed singing career in Hollywood. It was so much fun to read and perform. Beth Henley wrote a wonderful, tear-jerking, and yet humorous script all wrapped into one.