Ben Crop

‘Crimes of the Heart’ Comes to Santa Barbara

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents Pulitzer-Winning Drama

In 1981, writer Beth Henley penned a play that would go on to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony nomination for Best Play. The play, Crimes of the Heart, is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where three sisters — Meg, Babe, and Lenny — reunite after Babe shoots her abusive husband. While they’re in town, the siblings’ conversations ebb and flow from past memories to current events.

Santa Barbarans have a chance to listen in on the Magrath sisters when The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the show April 13-28, with previews on April 11-12, at the Jurkowitz Theatre. Directed by R. Michael Gros, the cast includes Charlotte Bailey (Meg Magrath), Leesa Beck (Chick Boyle), George Coe (Barnette Lloyd), Shay Munroe (Babe Botrelle), Elaine Pazaski (Lenny Magrath), and Nicholis Sheley (Doc Porter).

Call the box office at (805) 965-5935 or see

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Competition Growing for Available Drinking Water

New UCSB study determines less potable groundwater exists than previously thought in U.S.

Gas Company Launches New Conservation Program

SoCalGas asks Californians to 'Dial It Down' through a high-demand alert.

Amgen Tour 2019 to Visit Santa Barbara

Stage Five of the arduous event will pass through county next May.

Volunteers Needed for Storm-Readiness Effort

County requests citizen help to collate and distribute information.

E-Scooters Banned in Goleta

City Council votes for an immediate but possibly temporary ban while pilot program is developed.