‘Crimes of the Heart’ Committed in Southampton
A production of “Crimes of the Heart” — the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize — will be presented at the Southampton Cultural Center from Friday through Jan. 28. The dark comedy, written by Beth Henley, focuses on a trio of young sisters in Hazlehurst, Miss., who are struggling with a variety of existential woes ranging from relationship troubles to professional failures.
First staged at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, “Crimes of the Heart” moved to Off Broadway, then Broadway, and was eventually made into a feature film in 1986 starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek. Directed by Joan M. Lyons, the S.C.C. production stars Bonnie Grice, Tina Realmuto, Mark Strecker, Deyo Trowbridge, Josephine Wallace, and Kristin Whiting. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, and student and group rates are available.