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Crimes of the Heart

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Details

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performance Dates: September 8, 9, 10, 16, 17,18, 2016
$12

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by: Beth Henley

Directed by: Julie McDaniel

SYNOPSIS: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

More Details

2016-2017 Season

Crimes of the Heart

Written by: Beth Henley
Directed by: Julie McDaniel

Play

September, 2016

Ravenscroft

Written by: Don Nigro
Directed by: Michael Masterson

Play

November, 2016

Agnes of God

Written by: John Pielmeier
Directed by: Ernest Williams

Play

January, 2017

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Written by: Bob Carlton
Directed by: Larry Morris

Play

March, 2017

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Gregory Chafin

June, 2017

Upcoming Events

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    • Date
      August 11, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Member Meeting
    • Description
      We hold open business meetings eight times per year in the evenings and encourage anyone interested to attend. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Sermon Center.
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      August 20, 2016
      10:00 am
    • Event
      Open House
    • Description
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      September 4, 2016
      12:00 pm
    • Event
      Santa-Cali-Gon Days
    • Description
      Join us at the Santa-Cali-Gon festival this year! We will be performing Broadway selections on the Community Stage (in the parking lot of the Pharaoh ...
    • Date
      September 8, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Crimes of the Heart
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Beth Henley

      Directed by: Julie McDaniel

      SYNOPSIS: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

    • Date
      September 9, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Crimes of the Heart
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Beth Henley

      Directed by: Julie McDaniel

      SYNOPSIS: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

    • Date
      September 10, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Dinner Theatre
      $26
    • Description

      Crimes of the Heart Dinner Theatre - One Night Only

      Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

      Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

      Buy tickets online, or by phone at 816-325-7367. Price includes dinner and show. Crimes of the Heart is written by Beth Henley and directed by Julie McDaniel. Presented by CTI by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

    • Date
      September 10, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Crimes of the Heart
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Beth Henley

      Directed by: Julie McDaniel

      SYNOPSIS: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

    • Date
      September 12, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Ravenscroft

      Written by: Don Nigro

      Directed by: Michael Masterson

      Auditioners should present a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, and be prepared to read from the script. Callbacks will be held from 6:30pm – 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 14.

    • Date
      September 13, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Ravenscroft

      Written by: Don Nigro

      Directed by: Michael Masterson

      Auditioners should present a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, and be prepared to read from the script. Callbacks will be held from 6:30pm – 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 14.

    • Date
      September 16, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Crimes of the Heart
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Beth Henley

      Directed by: Julie McDaniel

      SYNOPSIS: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

Meet Our Directors

You can't have a great show without great directors. Learn more about the directors for the 2016-2017 season.

Julie McDaniel

Director
Crimes of the Heart, September 2016

Michael Masterson

Director
Ravenscroft, November 2016

Ernest Williams

Director
Agnes of God, January 2017

Larry Morris

Director
Return to the Forbidden Planet, March 2017

Greg Chafin

Director
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, June 2017

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