Crimes of the Heart

Start: After I shot Zackery, I put the g

Rebecca “Babe” Botrelle (nee Magrath)

Crimes of the Heart

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Age Range
Act I
Time & Place
A house in Mississippi, 1980s
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Babe Magrath-Botrelle has reunited with her two sisters in their family home in

Monologue Text

Start: After I shot Zackery, I put the gun down on the piano bench, and then I went out into the kitchen and made up a pitcher of lemonade. I was dying of thirst.

[... ...]

End: That's what is happening - 'cause here I am just about ready to go right off to the Parchment Prison Farm. Yes, here I am just practically on the brink of utter doom. Why, I feel so all alone.

For full extended monologue, see:
Henley, Beth. Crimes of the Heart, Dramatists Play Service Acting Edition, 1982.

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