Crimes of the Heart 2002 – Iowa State University Theatre

by Beth Henley


This drama in three acts by Beth Henley, produced in 1979 and published in 1982, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. Set in a small Mississippi town, the play examines the lives of three quirky sisters who have gathered at the home of the youngest. During the course of the work the sisters unearth grudges, criticize each other, reminisce about their family life, and attempt to understand their mother’s suicide years earlier.

September 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and September 23 and 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Babe – Melissa Larsen
Barnette – Scott Morehead
Chick – Carol Hoffman
Doc – Dennis Thompson
Lenny – Kelly Bartlett
Meg – Megan Helmers

Production Team

Assistant Scenic Designer – Sally Grosenbach
Costume Designer – Matthew Kawa
Director – Jane Cox
Lighting Designer – Benjamin Myers
Scenic Designer – Robert Sunderman
Stage Manager – Karen Ilczuk

Production photos by Patrick Gouran