MORRISVILLE, NY—The Morrisville State College Theater Department and Student Government Organization (SGO) are teaming up to present Beth Henley’s award-winning play, Crimes of the Heart.

The three-act, six-cast dramedy will be performed in the Little Theater of the college’s Student Activities Building Oct. 20-21 at 8 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 26-28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door. General Admission is $8 and $3 for students.

Crimes of the Heart, set in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, five years after Hurricane Camille, details the lives of Magrath sisters Lenny, Meg and Babe. As the trio reunites to await news of their ailing grandfather as he spends his last hours in the hospital, the sisters have their own troubles. Those dilemmas, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted throughout the play.

Henley was the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The 1986 namesake movie based on the play received three Academy Award nominations.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2018issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit

Eugenio Mercurio, M.A.

Communications Specialist

Morrisville State College

P.O. Box 901

Morrisville, N.Y. 13408

P: 315.684.6979
F: 315.684.6764

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