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Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, Arkansas

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ASU Theatre announces 
"Crimes of the Heart" cast

Jan. 19, 2005--The Theatre Department of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro announces the cast for the February production of “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. 

This Pulitzer Prize winning play reunites three quirky sisters in a small Mississippi town as they await the outcome of their ailing grandfather. Running the gamut from comedy to tragedy, the story is so touching and hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

 Crimes of the Heart” is under the direction of Molly Simpson, professor of theatre. Scenic and lighting design will be under the direction of Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre. Kelly Schaefer, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as costume designer. Stage management duties for the production have been assigned to April Brown, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro.

The cast includes Michala Dimick, a junior theatre major from Colorado Springs, Colo., as Lenny Magrath; Britten Ashcraft, a sophomore theatre major from Pine Bluff, as Chick Boyle; Kyle Hamsher, a sophomore speech and theatre major from Jacksonville, as Doc Porter; Brooke Scalzo, a junior theatre major from Bartlett, Tenn., as Meg Magrath; Stacy Olm, a senior journalism major from North Little Rock, as Babe Botrelle; and William Rowland, a junior theatre major from Jacksonville, as Barnette Lloyd.

“Crimes of the Heart” will be performed at Fowler Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25- 26, and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1- 2. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the Feb. 25 opening night performance.

Tickets may be purchased (for reserved seating) in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online at Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices are $9 at the door and $7 in advance. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission.

This play is suitable for mature audiences only. Children under six years old are not admitted to the ASU Theatre.

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