An outstanding ensemble cast of local actors explores relationships in the dark comedy, Crimes of the Heart which opens at the Ice House on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. and continues for two weekends. The Putlizer Prize play by Beth Henley has additional shows on Friday, June 20; Saturday, June 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 15 and 22 at 3 p.m. and a pay-what-you-can performance on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
The story is set in 1974, small town Mississippi and reflects the home decor, fashions and political sensibilities of the times and place. Three sisters come together to deal with family secrets on the occasion of the youngest shooting her husband. Things have changed culturally since then, says Tamme Marggraf, who plays Lenny, the oldest sister, like attitudes about smoking and interracial dating. What the audience feels though are the timeless emotions of being a family.