Auditions – Crimes of the Heart

Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. Directed by Brad Sponic. Underwritten by Raldex.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 and Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Registration will begin at 6:30pm

Production dates: November 6-14, 2015

It is not necessary to be at both auditions, although all are welcome to attend both days.

Ages 17+ welcome.
Audition materials will be provided.
Please bring a current photo. Photos will not be returned.
A preliminary rehearsal schedule will be provided. Please be prepared with all potential rehearsal conflicts. Rehearsals are likely to be most Sunday afternoons, as well as Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
Parent/Guardian must accompany those under 18 auditioning.

There are parts for 4 females and 2 males.

Character Information:

Babe Botrelle (24)—Babe is the youngest Magrath sister, and has recently shot her husband because she “didn’t like his stinkin’ looks.” Her plight brings the sisters back together in Hazelhurst.

Meg Magrath (27)—Meg, the middle sister, has recently returned from California, where she embarked on a failed music career that ultimately led to a breakdown in her mental health. She has a complicated relationship with Doc Porter, whom she abandoned after he suffered a serious injury.

Lenny Magrath (30)—The play begins on Lenny’s thirtieth birthday, which her sisters have forgotten. Lenny inhabits the home of her grandparents and begins to take on their mannerisms. She fears she will never find love due to a medical condition.

Chick Boyle (29)—Chick is the busybody cousin of the Magrath sisters who lives next door to Lenny. She is a gossip who delights is comparing herself favorably to the three sisters.

Doc Porter (30)—Doc is Meg’s former lover. He was left disabled with a permanent limp after being injured during Hurricane Camille.

Barnette Lloyd (26)—Barnette is a young, bright-eyed lawyer defending Babe against charges of attempted murder. He has secretly held Babe in his favor for some time and has a vendetta against her husband, Zachary.

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, 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. In the end, it is the story of three women who escape their past to seize their future. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.