Crimes of the Heart, With Mary Bacon, Molly Camp, Dustin Ingram, Opens March 11 at the McCarter

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The McCarter Theatre's new production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart officially opens March 11 following previews that began March 8 at the New Jersey venue.

Mary Bacon, Georgia Cohen, and Molly Camp
Mary Bacon, Georgia Cohen, and Molly Camp Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast features Mary Bacon (Lenny MaGrath), Molly Camp (Babe Botrelle), Georgia Cohen (Meg MaGrath), Dustin Ingram (Barnette Lloyd), Lucas Van Engen (Doc Porter) and Brenda Withers (Chick Boyle).

Performances will continue through March 27.

About this new production, Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre artistic director, said in a previous statement, "I'm delighted to be revisiting Beth Henley's timeless masterpiece with director Liesl Tommy. One of the rising stars of the American theatre, Liesl leapt onto the scene with a series of triumphant productions of new plays, including a stunning production of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed in McCarter's 2009 Lab Festival. Now, she brings her masterful sense of comedy, nuanced textual rigor, and extraordinary humanity to one of my favorite plays."

"Three eccentric sisters, a husband who's been shot, and a lawyer with a vendetta: the recipe for a 30th birthday gone perfectly wrong," according to McCarter notes. "Family cruelty has never been more casually dealt than in Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern Gothic screwball comedy. Touching, tragic, and daffy, Crimes of the Heart is a darkly comic family feud of epic proportions."

The production includes set design by Andromache Chalfant, costumes by Marion Williams, lighting by Ann G. Wrightson and sound by Karin Graybash.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org , by phone at (609) 258-2787, or by visiting the ticket office at 91 University Place in Princeton.

Brenda Withers and Mary Bacon
Brenda Withers and Mary Bacon Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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