Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart Review

This drama in three acts won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981. Set in a small Mississippi town, the play examines the lives of three quirky sisters who have gathered back home. During the course of the week the sisters unearth grudges, criticize ...

Title:Crimes of the Heart
Edition Language:English

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    Crimes of the Heart Reviews

  • Brina

    In 1980 Beth Henley won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her Crimes of the Heart, a three act character study about three sisters in small town Mississippi. Combined with Marsha Norman's Pulitzer for ...

  • Lyn

    Crimes of the Heart, the 1981 Pulitzer prize winning play from Beth Henley was also nominated for the 1982 Tony Award for a Broadway musical. A later film adaptation featured Diane Keaton, Jessica Lan...

  • amy

    Loved this play. That I played Lenny in our community theatre production of the show didn't hurt my love of it. ;-) It really is a heartwarming story of three sisters each dealing with their own perso...

  • Jessica

    I've always enjoyed this play, although it's difficult to perform with both humor and genuine emotion. Of course, we ruined it when we performed it in high school - but I still enjoyed the reading. (F...

  • Allison Berryhill

    What a great way to spend my morning! I saw a scene from this play performed recently and just had to read the play. Hilarious, heart-wrenching, and more hilarious. I'd love to see the whole play perf...

  • Rachel Simone

    I want to do this play. It's dark and funny and has really great / complex family dynamics....

  • Liz

    Crimes of the Heart is a truly tender read about three sisters. Meg, Babe, and Lenny are brought back together when a real life crime drama hits a little too close to home.Meg the wild child of the si...

  • Daniel

    So schticky, I love it. Characters sticking heads in ovens because of a bad day, a woman shooting her husband because she didn't like his looks, an inexperienced lawyer claiming to be qualified to tak...

  • Simona

    Three sisters, each one with inner demons from the past deals with them in their own ways. Tender, dramatic and with a little bit of a humor this #play is a good display of three strong and extremely ...

  • Dena Soffer

    “So, Babe shot Zackery Botrelle, the richest and most powerful man in all of Hazlehurst, slap in the gut. It’s hard to believe.”...