Crimes of the Heart
Tonight @ Broadway Theatre Center, 8 p.m.
Aug. 19, 2011
Beth Henley's dramatic comedy Crimes of the Heart is a touching, character-driven look at small-town life in America. Director Mary MacDonald Kerr admirably handles the delicately written work in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's season-opening production. The central plot concerns three grown sisters, played here by Laura Frye, Laura Gray and Georgina McKee. Laura Frye makes a standout debut for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as the youngest sister, Babe. Babe has just shot her husband, a very influential lawyer, in the stomach, but she's flippant about the situation, even if it means life imprisonment. A young, inexperienced lawyer (played by Neil Haven) picks up Babe's case.