Family is Complicated - Crimes of the Heart in The Ensemble Theatre

Oct 17, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga’s current production is Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Crimes of the Heart. A Southern gothic comedy set in the small town of Hazlehurst in Mississippi in the late 1970’s, it centers on the three McGrath sisters, Lenny, Beth and Babe.

In his review of the play, The New York Times’ theatre critic, Charles Isherwood, described the play as “a little bit Chekhov and a little bit Eudora Welty.”

Richard Winham talked to the director Deborah Meeks and Casey Keelen who plays the youngest sister, Babe.