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Crimes of the Heart

Presented by Ross Valley Players at Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater, Ross CA

Jul 12 2019
Aug 11 2019
Crimes of the Heart

A touching and hilarious story of how three sisters escape the past to seize the future

Ross Valley Players presents Crimes of the Heart written by Beth Henley.

Directed by Patrick Nims.

The three Magrath sisters gather in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to await news of their grandfather’s death.

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.

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.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the NY Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play in 1981. In 1986, the play was novelized and released as a book, written by Claudia Reilly.

Special Events:
July 11, 8:00 pm – Thursday Night Preview
July 12, 6:30 pm – Opening Night Pre-Show Subscriber Reception
July 13, 7:00 pm – Buzz at the Barn Pre-Show (sparkling wine and snacks with ticket)
July 14 and July 28 – Talkbacks: Discuss the show with the director and actors immediately following the matinee performance
August 11 – Closing Matinee


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays:
$27 – General Admission
$15 – 24 and under

$22 – General Admission
$12 – 24 and under

Preview Night:
Thursday, July 11 – $15

Contact: 415-456-9555 ext 1

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 8:00 pm
Sundays – 2:00 pm


  • L-R, Chandler Parrot Thomas as Meg, Jenson Power as Lenny, Margaret Grace Hee as Babe


Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater

30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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