A note from the director
Theatre friends,

As we enter the busy holiday season, make sure to get these auditions on your calendar. Start the New Year off right and audition!
From all of us at TLP we wish our readers "Happy Holidays"
**PJ Aubrey**
Auditions for Crimes of the Heart
Director PJ Aubrey is announcing auditions for Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. She is looking to cast four females and two males.

WHEN: Saturday January 4 from 4-6 pm OR
WHEN: Monday January 6 from 6-9 pm
WHERE: 138 West Chestnut Street; Lancaster, OH (The Records Center)

Click here to sign up All the details are on the sign up sheet.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script. The director has asked that females who plan to audition review and prepare one or more of the following monologues. They do not have to be memorized.

If you are unable to attend either of the announced audition dates but are interested in being part of this production, please email Director PJ Aubrey at pj.aubrey@thelancasterplayhouse.org.
Please put "Crimes of the Heart" Auditions in the subject line of your email.

Rehearsals will begin January 9, 2020 and will be coordinated with cast availability at the discretion of the director.

Performance dates are March 6,7,13,and 14, 2020. You must be able to attend ALL performances.
Cast of Characters
Lenny Magrath: Eldest of the McGrath sisters. Warm-hearted, nervous and timid. She is the family caretaker. A wallflower who rarely stands up for herself. Frightened of being an old maid and frustrated by family responsibilities. She loves her sisters but is jealous of them. Funny and sweet.

Meg Magrath: The middle sister. Left Hazlehurst to pursue a career in LA and has gone nowhere fast. Sad, smart, self-absorbed and sassy, she’s been around the block a few times. Good at getting what she wants in small ways – never in the ways that matter. Her family considers her a glamorous “bad-girl”.

Babe Magrath Botrelle: The youngest of the sisters. Sweet, soft and a dreamer. Married to a state senator with a penchant for knocking her around. Lonely and emotional. Wide-eyed, a true innocent. She has an inner ability to defend herself and the ones she loves – she’ll land on her feet. Lovable and charming.

Chick Boyle: The sisters’ cousin. A matron, judgmental, obsessed with niceties and appearances. Brassy and loud. Without tact, a gossip, a very bad flirt and very funny. Particularly jealous of Meg. Sympathetic when the girls are in trouble, poison when they’re not.

Doc Porter: Attractively ‘worn’ man. Limps slightly and may feel a little older than his actual age. The strong silent type, Doc is quietly seductive. Still carries a torch for Meg.

Barnette Lloyd: A lawyer with a personal vendetta against Babe’s husband, Zackery Bottrelle. Intelligent, precise, intense, a bit eccentric. Ultra-focused bordering on fanatical. A charming dog with a bone. Falls for Babe and wants to protect her.
The Story
In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the Magrath sisters are having a very, very bad day. Lenny, the oldest, is unmarried and facing diminished prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career on the West coast; Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. The horse gets struck by lightning, Grandaddy is in the hospital, and not one of the sisters can figure out how to have a functional love life.

In Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimes of the Heart, their troubles are both grave and hilarious. In the end the play is the story of how its characters manage to escape the past to seize the future as the sisters find “home” in themselves and each other.
TLP's Upcoming Shows
Crimes of the Heart
March 6, 7, 13 at 7:30 pm
March 14 at 2:00 pm
Auditions January 4 and January 6
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 15, 16, 22 at 7:30 pm
May 23 at 2:00 pm
Auditions March 20-21 Callbacks March 22
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International

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