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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks opens its 'Heart'

Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Sisters Meg (Sarah Moser, left), Lenny (Therese Plaehn, center) and Babe (Lizzie O’Hara) celebrate a birthday in a scene from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Crimes of the Heart.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents “Crimes of the Heart,” a play scheduled today through Feb. 5 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Beth Henley, the Southern Gothic comedy won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play. It was adapted into a movie in 1986.

“Crimes” is the tale of relationships run amok and dreams gone awry. It centers on the McGraths, three hard-luck Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. Lenny is turning 30, Meg is fresh from rehab and Babe is out on bail. They test the boundaries of sisterhood in a world full of pitfalls and a town without pity.

Giovanna Sardelli directs. “Crimes” stars Therese Plaehn (as eldest sister Lenny), Sarah Moser (middle sister Meg) and Lizzie O’Hara (youngest sister Babe). The cast also includes Laura Jane Bailey (as cousin Chick Boyle), Timothy Redmond (Doc Porter) and Joshua Marx (attorney Barnette Lloyd).

“Crimes” is scheduled to preview 8 p.m. today through Friday and open at the same time Saturday. Future shows are slated 2 and/or 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 2 and/or 7 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 5.

Tickets are $31-$80.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

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