HPU Theatre Presents 'Crimes Of The Heart'

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2011 – The Department of Theatre at High Point University will present “Crimes of the Heart” in the Empty Space Theatre, which will run Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct.6-9. The production is open to the public; tickets are available to purchase.

“Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize winning southern comedy written by Beth Henley that takes the audience to Hazelhurst, Miss., and focuses on the reunion of three offbeat sisters – Lenny, Babe and Meg – after the youngest sister, Babe, is arrested for shooting her husband.

The production will be directed by Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre at HPU, and features DeAnna Hughes, sophomore, as Lenny; Cate Lightburn, senior, as Meg; Claire Denny, freshman, as Babe; Daniela Sawyer, junior, as Chick; David Mikulay, sophomore, as Barnette; Jared Goldenberg, sophomore, as Doc.

“This play provides some great roles for our actors at HPU,” says Brown. “These characters are emotionally-challenging roles that experience moments of great joy and profound sadness.”

Show times for the play are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students and $3 for children 12 and under. Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the HPU box office at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 336-841-4673.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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