Weekly Arts News for April 10-16, 2014

Posted April 08, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.

‘Crimes of the Heart’

ORONO — The Maine Masque will perform Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Crimes of the Heart,” at 7:30 p.m., April 9-12 and at 2 p.m., April 13, in Hauck Auditorium at the University of Maine.

Third-year theater and history major Nellie Kelly will direct the tragic comedy set in 1974 in a small Mississippi town. “Crimes of the Heart” shares the stories of three Magrath sisters: the oldest is 30 and unmarried; the middle sibling has a failed career; and the youngest shot her husband.

Admission is $10, or free with a student MaineCard. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at www.umaine.edu/spa/tickets.

Easter celebration

BANGOR — Der Deutsche Verein, the University of Maine’s German Club, will celebrate Easter at the University of Maine Museum of Art from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 12.

For centuries, people living in the German-speaking countries of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland have celebrated Easter by hanging painted egg shells from branches. Join the Der Deutsche Verein students as they teach museum visitors how to paint blown-out eggs to take home. Some painted eggs will be available for purchase.

Museum admission is free.