In The Wings: Crimes of the Heart

Announcing the Village Players of Hatboro’s January show, the second of its 75th season, the dark comedy, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley!

Below are the show dates and times:

  • Friday, January 13, 2023, at 8PM
  • Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 8PM
  • Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 2PM
  • Friday, January 20, 2023, at 8PM
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 8PM
  • Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2PM
  • Friday, January 27, 2023, at 8PM
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 8PM


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.

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. “While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley’s prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake.”
– The New York Times

“It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play.”
The New York Post

Crimes of the Heart will be directed by Kevin N. Christian, assisted by Ryan Kremp, with Scott Grande producing.


  • Janet Rosenberg as Lenny Magrath
  • Kaitlyn Burylo as Meg Magrath
  • Julia Corrado as Babe Magrath
  • Mary Saile as Chick Boyle
  • Nick Pinault as Doc Porter
  • Chris Mazza as Barnette Lloyd


Tickets for The Village Players of Hatboro are now handled by Complete Ticket Solutions!


Tickets for Crimes of the Heart are available to purchase online, right now! Tickets are $20 online or at the door. The Village Players of Hatboro offers group discount seating for groups of 10 or more. 

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