Crimes of the Heart (review)

Crimes of the Heart (review)
Crimes of the Heart (review)
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THE PLAY: Three Southern sisters come together to reminisce, cry, fight and ultimately support each other.

 

THE PRODUCTION: This play revolves around the idiosyncratic expressions of the sisters. Luckily, this trio (Maggie Roop and relative RVA newcomers Irene Kuykendall and Lexi Langs) are all delightful. Langs is a bundle of quirky energy, while Kuykendall (whose accent sometimes seems forced) handles the complexity of her character with skill. Of this outstanding threesome, Roop is the stand out. Her sheepish quality is sweet, complex and touching. Matched up with 3 additional fine actors, this ensemble is all-around excellent. Director Steve Perigard has elicited wonderful chemistry from the siblings and made the family adventures winning fun (even though it dips in energy in the last 2 acts). There’s another of Terrie Powers’ spot-on interiors, which extends amazingly in deep directions. Running time: 2:30

 

THE POINT: This play is all about 3 slightly eccentric Southern sisters and this trio delights with their enthusiastic energy and enjoyable characterizations.

 

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

 

A Virginia Rep production at Hanover Tavern thru 8/26

 

Lexi Langs, Maggie Roop, Maggie Bavolack (Photos by Aaron Sutten)

 

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