Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 2
  • : 0
Age Ranges
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Kitchen of a small home, Hazelhurst, Mississippi, 1974, daytime
Act/Scene
Act One

Scene Context

Lenny Magrath is not having a very good morning. Her youngest sister, Babe, is in jail for shooting

Scene Text

Start: Meg: I’m home! Anybody home?!! Lenny: Meg? Meg! Meg: Lenny - Lenny: Well, Meg! Why, Meg! Oh, Meggy! Why didn’t you call?

End: Meg: Struck dead. Oh, what a mess. What a mess. Are you really thirty? Then I must be twenty-seven and Babe is twenty-four. My god, we’re getting so old.

(Henley, Beth. Crimes of the Heart. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1981, pp. 12-14.)

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