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Performances of Pulitzer-winning "Crimes of the Heart" begin Feb. 17


The Collective theater company at Concordia University Chicago presents Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play, directed by Stephanie Stroud, will run Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.

This warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. The play was also adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film in 1986.

Stephanie Stroud is an assistant professor of theater at Concordia University Chicago and the artistic director of The Collective. Stroud has worked as a director and actor with Chicago companies including Lookingglass, Profiles, Victory Gardens, Pegasus Players, Mortar Theatre, Second City, Chicago Dramatists and Erasing the Distance. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Theatre from Penn State University.

General admission tickets to “Crimes of the Heart” are $15, with discounts available for seniors, students and CUC alumni. Purchase tickets online at or by cash or check at the door before show time.