Curtain rises on ‘Crimes of the Heart’ Friday

Dr. Bruce Caldwell SCT

October 10, 2013

“Crimes of the Heart” will open Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. This melodrama will reintroduce you to a veteran cast being directed by Justin Lockamy in his debut directorship for the Sampson Community Theatre. Justin has been urging his cast to show more emotion, and it was very evident at dress rehearsals this week.

You are going to be bowled over by watching this cast pull yat our heartstrings and then make you chuckle from one scene to the next in a true melodramatic fashion. You will not quickly forget that one cast member puts on her panty hose on stage while discussing the gossip in the town of Hazelhurst, Mississippi , and you are likely to have a sibling or at least known someone who takes a bite out of every single piece of chocolate covered creams looking for one with nuts in it. So come on down this weekend and laugh and cry as this cast takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Some of the folks who have already helped or will help with this production are: The relatively large sets are being painted by Haley Parker(who is also the stage manager), Randolph Barnes, Krystin Turlington, Faith Rose, Ben Casey, and Kameron Turlington. Will Hernan will be doing the lighting and Erin Steffens will be doing sound effects. The box office, prior set building, concession stand, greeters and the cleanup crew were or will be members of the board.

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Upcoming events:

Crimest of the Heart - Directed by Justin Lockamy. Performances Friday ,Oct.11 , Saturday ,Oct. 12, Friday, Oct. 18, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. and matinees Sunday, Oct. 13 and Sunday ,Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.

It’s A Wonderful Life - Auditions are being held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8pm. Performances Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15.

2014 Events are coming soon.

Thoughts until next week:

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.

Real love stories never have endings.