The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre announces open auditions for the spring 2013 production of Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. Directed by Diane Landskroener.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES: Monday, January 21 at 7pm, Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm and Saturday, January 26 at 1pm.

THE STORY: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. 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. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end 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.

Needed are 4 adult women and 2 adult men. Actors should come prepared to do a cold reading from the script, southern accents encouraged. We also encourage anyone interested in working backstage to come to auditions.

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 22 -24 and 28-30.

For further information call GCA at 410-810-2060.

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