Crimes of the Heart
Crimes of the Heart is being produced by a local theatre compan showcasing trained actors and award winning literature.
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1974 where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to keep the youngest sister, Babe, out of jail after she shoots her husband. Their troubles are grave and yet, somehow, hilarious. Crimes of the Heart is a story about owning your post while longing for the future of your dreams.
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. . “It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before itit would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play.” NY Post. “From time to time a play comes along that restores one’s faith in our theatre” NY Magazine.
Crimes of the Heart features local actors: Rebekah Merriman, Emily Wilson, Debbi Jones, Emily Paulson, Bill Ballard and Dan Brendtro.
Ephemeral Productions was founded in 2000 by Kim Bartling and Julia Bennett. Ephemerals mission is to produce works of excellence and to provide strong artistic opportunities for women and children. Ephemeral is proud to have produced Wit, Proof, A Soldiers Tale, Matt & Ben, Great Women-Great Plains, Riveting Rose-Women of War, Coming Home to Love, Wild, Wise and Wiley Women on the West, Dakota Dames Through the Decades, Falls Follies, and Pathways:A Celebration of Terrace Park and Page to Stage. Also, the company has staged concert versions of Madam Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot with the South Dakota Symphony.