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GCHS to present drama ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Performances of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Crimes of the Heart” are scheduled for this weekend by the Garden City High School drama department.

The drama will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday in the auditorium at GCHS, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

Organizers advise parents that the play does have some adult themes and may not be suitable for young children.

Ticket are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. Tickets may also be purchased at or from a cast or crew member. 

The box office opens an hour prior to the production. Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards are accepted. 

About the Play

Set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the play focuses on 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.

Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.

In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

Masks are encouraged for audience members, and please use social distancing in the theatre between parties.

For more information, contact Alice Hilt at 620-805-5558.