Theater: Southern Sibs

CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley

This is a tale of three sisters. One is a spinster, one is a sexpot, and one is a screwball. The tangled web of relationships they weave possesses sprightly humor, zany logic, folksy warmth and a tincture of poignancy. The author's first full-length play and a Pulitzer prizewinner, Crimes of the Heart is a kind of in-depth soap opera that reveals character even as it unravels situations.

The locale is Hazelhurst, Miss., and the time is "five years after Hurricane Camille," Playwright Henley's little hint that this clan...

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