Belfast Maskers to perform ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Posted April 29, 2009, at 5:15 p.m.

The 23rd season of Belfast Maskers’ productions opens with Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning tragic comedy, “Crimes of the Heart.” In the small, Deep South town of Hazlehurst, Miss., one of the three Magrath sisters celebrates her birthday alone as another sister sits in jail, charged with shooting her husband. As more bad news pours in, and the third sister arrives in town, the women have to face up to the “crimes of the heart” each has committed and learn how to find happiness in the midst of dysfunction, crisis and adversity. The three sisters, portrayed by actresses (above, from left) Katie Underhill, Valerie Philbrick and Sara Stalla, are moving and humorous in their interactions, and the show has been a favorite of regional and community theaters across the country. The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and continues nightly through May 2, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, May 3, all at the Maskers Waterfront Theater on Front Street. The show also runs next weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for teens; for more, visit www.belfastmaskerstheater.com.

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