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Posted on: August 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Crimes of the Heart Auditions for Sparrows Nest Theater

Sparrows Nest Theater, located at 1114 West Mills Road (Route 148), West Mills, Maine 04938, is pleased to announce open auditions for Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. The audition dates are August 11 and 12 from 11am until 1pm at the theater, or by appointment. The performance dates are Oct. 18, 19, 20 at 7:00pm, and Oct. 21 at 2:00. 

THE STORY: The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. The play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, uproarious, revolve around an awkward young lawyer trying to keep the youngest sister, accused of shooting her husband, out of jail.

The play was the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script and simple improvisations. The age range of the characters is early 20’s to 40 years old and there are roles for male and female actors. Rehearsals will be Monday-Wednesdays @6pm-8:30pm starting after Labor Day. For further information or to make an audition appointment; call 207-612-8631 or email

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