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Indiana University Kokomo presents "Crimes of the Heart"

October 18, 2011

KOKOMO, Ind. – Theatergoers can expect a thought-provoking experience at the Indiana University Kokomo Drama Club’s performance of “Crimes of the Heart.”

Crimes of the Heart poster.Crimes of the Heart poster.  Watch the trailer.Performances are scheduled for Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Havens Auditorium.

“Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981. Set in the South during the 1970s, the Gothic comedy-drama follows the story of three sisters learning to cope with their complicated family issues.

The family experiences a number of dysfunctional situations throughout the play, but deal with them in an offbeat, quirky manner.

“There are parts where it seems like it shouldn’t be funny, but it is. There is such a wide range of emotions,” said junior Lauren Soblotne, who plays the lead. “The reality of it makes it humorous.”

“There are a lot of absurd circumstances,” added Production Administrator Kevin Boucher.

“Crimes of the Heart” is primarily a student production, with faculty members Joann Foster Kaiser and J.L. Murdoch serving as co-directors.

The play features student actresses Soblotne, Sarah Ferenc, and Leah Kimm, who respectively play sisters Lenny Magrath, Meg Magrath, and Babe Magrath Botrelle.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Admission is $5 for students, children, and senior citizens and $7 for adults.

The Drama Club notes that “Crimes of the Heart” is suited for a mature audience due to language, alcohol, and adult content.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 01/06/2015