131 Elm Street, West Springfield MA 01089 • 413.747.7797 • Box Office: 10am-5pm M/Th/F, 10am-6pm Tu/Wed, 10am-1pm Sat
Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997


by Beth Henley

A Pulitzer Prize winner, Crimes of the Heart is set in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, in 1974, five years after Hurricane Camille. The three Magrath sisters — Lenny, Meg, and Babe — have reunited at Old Granddaddy's house, home of the family patriarch who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing fewer and fewer marital prospects. Meg, the middle sister, has come back after a failed singing career in California. Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. They are joined by Chick, a priggish first cousin; Doc, who is Meg's old boyfriend who still carries the torch for her; and Barnette Lloyd, the awkward young lawyer determined to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. As one critic put it, "It's a play with heart, wit, and zany passion."

November 2–December 10
Performances Wednesday–Sunday
Call 413-747-7797 for tickets

About the Majestic

Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997

Before it was a live theater, local residents may remember the Majestic Theater as a movie house. It has since been renovated and reimagined to bring live performances to the West Springfield area, giving local performance and technical artists the opportunity to thrive.

Every season at the Majestic consists of five productions (including at least one musical) featuring local actors. In addition to the subscription season, the summer includes children's theater, concerts, plays, open mic nights, and improvisational comedy shows.

Recently named the best place to see live theater in the Pioneer Valley in the Valley Advocate Readers' Poll, the Majestic continues to offer great theater thanks to the support and generosity of its subscribers (we currently have over 4,800). Learn how you can become a subscriber today!




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Call our Box Office for tickets:
(413) 747-7797
Open Monday/Thursday/Friday 10am–5pm
Tuesday/Wednesday 10am–6pm
Saturday 10am–1pm


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