The three sisters aren’t trailer trash, they’re just a little ‘different.’ Different or not, it’s not difficult to identify with these characters. There’s plenty of southern ‘business’ in “Crimes of the Heart,” as members of the cast constantly make lemonade, drink ‘Cokes’ (or pop, as we Yankees would call it), drop off pecans as peace offerings, sneak bourbon whiskey, and pick ‘paw-paws’ (or papaya) for diversion.
The play takes place on one set, Lenny’s kitchen, which was truthfully rendered from the original Broadway set by Phil Mullet. The stage crew did an excellent job. Tim Dorman provided professional stage sound for the production. All the action takes place in two acts interspersed with a 10-minute intermission, so the play is fast paced.
It is directed by Linda Fundis.
“I’m so proud of this cast,” Fundis said. “They’re such a young group and some are relatively inexperienced, but they did so well. The opening night was packed and they brought down the house. They all hit their marks.”
“Crimes of the Heart” continues at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.