Criminal

From Scarlett O'Hara on down, everybody knows that when the chips are down, home is the place to go. That's where Babe Magrath goes to reunite with her two eccentric sisters after shooting her abusive husband in the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. The three Magrath sisters were born into a family with a penchant for getting into ugly situations, raised by their granddaddy after their mother hanged both herself and the family cat--and they've all made their own bad choices that each will have to face. Okay, so the title's kind of lame but if you've got a thing for dark Southern comedy, this is the play for you. Henley won the Pulitzer for this, her first commercially produced production, and the story is well-written, hilarious and biting--all the kinds of things you want to be alone in a dark theater for. Catch it 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through February 20 at the Richardson Theatre Centre, 2701 N. Custer Parkway, Suite 911, in Richardson. Tickets are $20 to $40. Call 972-699-1130 or visit richardsontheatrecentre.net.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 28. Continues through Feb. 20, 2011
 
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