“Crimes of the Heart” Preview


Piedmont College Theatre kicked off the season with one of the most beloved contemporary musicals of all time and continues the season with one of the most beloved plays, “Crimes of the Heart,” directed by John Spiegel.

Cheyenne Nicole Welborn sands down some bumps of paint on a flat so it will be ready for a new coat of paint. PHOTO | PIEDMONT COLLEGE THEATER

“Crimes of the Heart” is a 1981 play that revolves around three sisters who return to their grandfather’s house as they await his death in the local hospital. Each sister has committed her own sins and must face the consequences in the show. The oldest, Lenny, played by junior Lizzy Carver, is unmarried. The middle sister, Meg, played by junior Marion Mealor, failed at her singing career, and the youngest, Babe, played by freshman Belle Hudson, is on trial for shooting her husband.

The play is described as tragicomedy and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1981. It was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film in 1986 starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek. Although it is originally set in the 1930s, Spiegel is bringing into modern day to “showcase the true universality of the story.”

“Crimes of the Heart” will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre. The show will run from Nov. 15-17 with a final performance on Sunday Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.piedmont.edu/fa