Chelan Valley Players

presented in 2009  


 Crimes of the Heart


by Beth Henley

Join us for our next production, Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Crimes of the Heart. This drama takes place in Hazelhurst, Mississippi and tells the story of three sisters gathering at their homestead, brought together by twin tragedies: the impending death of Ol' Grandaddy, who raised them, and the legal woes of the youngest sister, who has just shot her husband in the stomach (in one of the play's more comedic, albeit offstage, moments).

  • Director/Producer: Crimes of the Heart will be directed by Laura Leon Freeman and co-produced by Cal Vaughn and Colleen Penfield.

  • Show Dates: The show will run at 8:00pm on April 24th, April 25th, May 1st, May 2nd, and at 2:00pm on April 26th and May 3rd at the Chelan High School Performing Arts Center.
  • Ticket Information:  Tickets are $12 and are available NOW at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, by calling 509-881-1112, or email

Cast Members:

  • Lenny (played by Christina-Marie Wright): 30-35, oldest sister, lamenting her unmarried and childless state
  • Meg (played by Katherine Vague): 27-32, middle sister, lamenting her failed musical career
  • Babe (played by Murial Barkley-Aylmer): 24-29, youngest sister, not really lamenting having shot her husband
  • Chick (played by Mollie Cogswell): 35-40, the sisters' bossy and social-climbing cousin
  • Doc (played by Dan White): 30-36, the middle sister's former love
  • Barnette (played by Doug Leese): 25-30, the lawyer hired to defend Babe, on whom he harbors a badly-hidden crush