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The Three Sisters in "Crimes of the Heart"

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The Everyman Theater’s production of Crimes of the Heart marks the company’s one year anniversary in its new home on Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s West Side. Written by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart is a play about three sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. This morning, we talk with the three sisters who star in the play: Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson.

The actresses cite women like Henley as the reason they have the ability to develop a career in theater with strong female roles.  “We now take it for granted that this amazing play exists," said Anderson.  "To really sink our teeth into these really rich characters--it’s such a treat.” 

Crimes of the Heart is at the Everyman Theater on Baltimore’s West Side until Sunday, February 9.  

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
Jamyla Krempel is WYPR's digital content director. She collaborates with reporters, program and podcast hosts to create content for WYPR’s online platforms.