Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

Book - 1982
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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge, and overcome their familys painful past
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. 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
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dramatists Play Service, ©1982
ISBN: 9780822202509
0822202506
9780670247813
0670247812
9780140481730
0140481737
Characteristics: 106 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm

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