Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley
Directed by Sarah Merkey
Produced by Wendy Brinker
Stage Manager Casey Merkey

Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2017 at 8:00pm
Dec. 10 & 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

Cory Baker, Sylvia Gonzalez, Jeff Kemeter, Susie McGarry, Colleen Nerney, & Heather Schultz

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, three eccentric Southern sisters come together after one shoots her husband, exposing their unique quirks, longings, and regrets as each comes to terms with the consequences of her own "crime of the heart."

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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Curtain Players will conduct a food drive during Crimes of the Heart to benefit Westerville Area Resource Ministry. Those attending performances are being asked to contribute five (5) non-perishable food items, household supplies, and/or personal care products.

Goods collected will be delivered to WARM for distribution in their food pantry. Cash donations, too, will be accepted at the theatre.

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  • Dec 07: Crew Builds 'Crimes' Its Stage Home
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In the Spotlight

'Bountiful' Info Night Jan 4, Tryout Jan 14

The Curtain Players script info session for The Trip to Bountiful is set for Thursday January 4 at 6:30 PM with the open audition Sunday January 14 (registration at 6:30 PM, tryout at 7). Each event is at the 5691 Harlem Road (Galena OH 43021) playhouse.

Set in the late 1940s, Horton Foote's play tells of an aging widow who runs away from her son and daughter-in-law and their cramped Houston apartment to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.

Director James F. Petsche is Curtain Players president. He directed Harlem Road stagings of The Outgoing Tide and The Dining Room, and has had roles in seven productions, most recently The Diary of Anne Frank. He is a recipient of the Near Award, presented to an individual demonstrating "continued dedication to the advancement of Curtain Players." Outside Curtain, Petsche acted in Art and I Hate Hamlet with Columbus Civic Theater, and was on directing teams for the Theatre Daedalus short-play festivals.

Curtain Players offers a script info session for each of its productions as a help for actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition. The event is an opportunity for actors to become acquainted with the organization, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Advance audition sides will be made available only to those attending the info session. Scripts are in circulation at the Westerville Public Library and its loan networks.

Click here for audition details, including character descriptions. Curtain Players conducts open auditions. All are welcome regardless of experience. No roles are cast in advance.

An early audition may be requested of the director. The request for an early Bountiful audition must be made no later than December 31. Questions may be directed to