|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 email@example.com
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|Even an imperfect family is family enough. This rings true in Beth Henley’s
Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, spinning the zany story of a dysfunctional southern
family, told with passion, loads of humor, and a heck of a lot of heart. Each
Magrath sister is at a turning point in her life - back together in the scorching heat
of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Lenny, the eldest, never left their childhood home, and
is without a romantic prospect in sight. Her sax playing little sister, Babe, faces
jail time for shooting her abusive husband. And Meg, the middle sister, has
returned home, leaving behind a fading attempt at a singing career and now
facing so many past memories that she cannot run from. With all this, the Magrath
house starts to resemble the eye of a hurricane as the world around them falls to
pieces. Ultimately, in all the wackiness, they look to each other – and to past
loves and lawyers - for strength and understanding. The Magrath sisters have
emotional issues to be sure, but those are coupled with an enormous capacity to
love, when coming to terms with their own crimes of the heart.
Winner of the Pultizer Prize and
New York Drama Critics Circle Award
"From time to time a play comes along that restores one's faith
in our theatre…" —NY Magazine.
"It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all
before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the
theatre not to see this play." —NY Post.
Hannah Lane Farrell
Directed by City Theatre guest director Rod Mechem
|January 13 - February 5