Step Up Productions is pleased to conclude its 2014-15 season with Beth Henley’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy CRIMES OF THE HEART directed by Brad Akin.
Life hasn’t been easy for the three MaGrath sisters: their father abandoned them and their mother hanged herself – along with her cat. Now, they’ve reunited at Old Grandaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi as the family patriarch lies on his deathbed. Lenny is still unmarried at 30, Meg’s singing career has flopped and Babe is out on bail after shooting her abusive husband. Forced to confront assorted relatives and past relationships, the three manage to find meaning and happiness in their lives – even if it is just momentary.
Lenny: Sarah-Jayne Ashenhurst
Meg: Amanda Powell
Babe: Elizabeth Antonucci
Chick: Lindsey Pearlman
Barnette: Will Crouse
Doc: Drew Johnson
Access Performance: Thursday, May 21st
*pre-show reception included
*Touch Tour for blind/low-vision audience starts at 6pm.
Industry Night: Monday, June 1st
Understudy Performance: Wednesday, June 3rd
(featuring: Laura Berner Taylor (Lenny), Autumn Joy (Meg), Shannon Webber (Babe), and Adam Overberg (Barnette))
Charity Benefit Performance: Sunday, June 7th
*Tickets are $30, no discounts available
*Post-Show discussion with members of the cast and YWCA staff
*Post-Show reception to follow
Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
2936 N. Southport Ave
Box Office Ph: (773) 935-6875
Partner Charity for CRIMES OF THE HEART
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Regardless of race or economic status, the YWCA provides women with the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families. For more information, visit www.ywcachicago.org.