Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast will feature 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 statement, “I’m delighted to be revisiting Beth Henley’s timeless masterpiece with director Liesl Tommy. One of the rising stars of the American theater, 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 production 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 will feature 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