Crimes of the Heart
Saturday, March 28, 12Noon and Sunday, March 29, 2pm at Bradford Academy (Town Offices Building)
All auditions at Old Church Theater are open to all who are interested. We welcome everyone, no matter their level of (in)experience. You do not have to be familiar with the script nor do you have to have a monologue prepared. Come and join us! We very rarely pre-cast parts at Old Church Theater!
by Beth Henley
Directed by Sheila Kaplow - email
Stage Manager - Diane Fray
Auditions: Saturday, March 28, 12Noon and Sunday, March 29, 2pm at Bradford Academy (Town Offices Building)
Set Building: TBA
Performances: June 5, 6, 7, & 12, 13, 14
This play won the Pulitzer Prize and the NY Drama Critics award for Best American Play in 1981. It was made into a movie in 1986 and got 3 Academy Award nominations.
Three sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital: Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back home after a failed singing career on the West Coast; and Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.
Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their cousin Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.
• LENNY MAGRATH - female 25-32 - The oldest sister, withdrawn, resentful, jealous
• MEG MAGRATH - female 24-28 - The middle sister, somewhat morbid, has had a nervous breakdown
• BABE BOTRELLE - female 19-24 - The youngest sister; recently shot her husband
• CHICK BOYLE - female 24-32 - First cousin; demanding, self-centered
• DOC PORTER - male 25-32 - Meg's old boyfriend
• BARNETTE LLOYD - male 25-30 - Lawyer, ambitious, talented
Welcome to our 2015 season! Check our shows page for information on auditions, casting, rehearsal and performance dates.
Show times are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 4pm on Sunday.
Old Church Theater has presented over 29 years of summer productions geared for family entertainment. The actors are local residents from various backgrounds and some have gone on to make a career in the theater world. The theater is open to anyone wishing to act, direct, work backstage, help with set design, ticket sales and more!
We love to share our knowledge about theater craft and invite you to come and share in the fun and work, meet new friends and learn a bit about community theater.
Old Church Theater is now a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. It has taken us a year to get there. What does this mean to you?
The biggest change for our patrons and supporters is that any gifts or donations you make to Old Church Theater can be tax deductible (depending on your tax status - consult your accountant or tax preparer). If you are interested in donating, please contact us. You may make an unrestricted donation or you may specify a restricted purpose for your donation. Ask us how!
It also means that we are now eligible to apply for grants and other funding sources that were not available to us before. So we'll be tackling projects that were beyond our means until now.