Script-in-Hand Series Continues with Crimes of the Heart

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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Script-in-Hand Series Continues with Crimes of the Heart

In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present Law & Literature, a collection of the most memorable legal dramas ever written.

The second play in the series, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, is scheduled for Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

In the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play, McGrath sisters Meg, Babe, and Lenny reunite in Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. Raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments, each sister is forced to face the consequences of the crimes of the heart they have committed.

The Script-in-Hand series is sponsored by The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library with additional funding provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.

Other plays in the series include The Night of January 16 (March 1) at the Central Library, Chicago (May 3) at the Plaza Branch, and Antigone (June 7) at the Central Library.

Admission to all performances is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online.