Crimes of the Heart is a 1981 Pulizter winner and has also been awarded the Drama Critics Circle Award. It takes place in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, 5 years after Hurricane Camille.
Welcome to the wild and wacky home of the McGrath sisters, one of whom has just shot her state senator husband, the other of whom has returned home after a failed singing career in California, and the oldest of whom is turning 30 and wonders if her "shrunken ovary" is going to keep her from ever finding a husband. Oh, and don't mention their mother who hung herself beside their family cat. Crazy? Yes. Funny? Yes. Warm and full of the things that make families the things that we can't live with and can't live without? Absolutely! According the Pulitzer Prize Committee citation, Crimes of the Heart is "a play rich with wisdom about the way people respond to life".
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