Huntington University to present 'Crimes of the Heart'

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Theatre Company will present “Crimes of the Heart” on Feb. 15, 16 and 17.

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, “Crimes of the Heart” initially was presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off Broadway and then on Broadway where it established the author as a major voice in theatre. Warm-hearted, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

Show times for “Crimes of the Heart” will be 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 16, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. All presentations will be featured in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff, $6 for children 13 and younger, and $5 for Huntington University students. To purchase tickets, contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.


Babe Magrath: Kristen Kohaut, a junior theatre performance major from Hackettstown, N.J.

Meg Magrath: Alicia Bonham, a freshman theatre education major from Upland, Ind.

Lenny Magrath: Kylie Edmonds, a senior theatre performance major from Bourbon, Ind.

Chick Boyle: Cara Joy Bussis, a sophomore theatre performance major from Holland, Mich.

Barnette Lloyd: Chris Betz, a senior theatre performance major from Blissfield, Mich.

Doc Porter: Josh Christenson, a senior digital media arts major from Carol Stream, Ill.

Female Understudy: Katie Geders, a freshman elementary and special education major from Huntington, Ind.

Male Understudy: Rusty Brown, a freshman theatre performance major from Elkhart, Ind.


Director: David Shamburger, assistant professor of theatre

Stage Manager: Abigail Allwein, a sophomore theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Assistant State Manager: Meghan McClaine, a sophomore theatre education major from Greencastle, Ind.

Assistant Director: Jon Huffman, a sophomore theatre major from Traverse City, Mich.

Technical Director: Brad DeYoung, a junior theatre design major from Lansing, Ill.

Set Designer: Josh Scott, a 2005 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre design from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Costume Designer: Lynette Scott, a 2005 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre design from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lighting and Sound Designer: Mike Burnett, chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts

Master Electrician/Assistant Sound and Lighting: Andrew Edmonds, a freshman theatre design major from Beloit, Wis.

Props Master: Nathan Capriglione, a theatre design major from Auburn, Ind.

Makeup: Maria Vander Weide, a sophomore undecided major from Manton, Mich.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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