Crimes of the Heart
by Unity Theatre

Sep. 24 - Oct. 11, 2022

The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather who is living out his final hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, outgrew small-town Hazelhurst and has returned after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is currently out on bail after having recently shot her husband. Their troubles are hilarious (and many!) and are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and the awkward young lawyer who tries to help Babe. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this is a warm-hearted, zany play that teems with humanity and humor.
A Comedy/Drama by Beth Henley


Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
Unity Theatre

September 24 - October 11, 2022
Unity Theatre
300 Church Road
Brenham, TX, 77833
August 17, 2020:


Bad News and Good News from Kate Revnell-Smith, Executive Artistic Director:

I have made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming production of "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley, originally scheduled to run September 24-October 11.

With the ongoing uncertain situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must unfortunately postpone our production of "Crimes of the Heart" and move it to our 2021-2022 Season. A large contributing factor is the cost of producing a Main Stage show, which averages between $30,000-$35,000. With rehearsals scheduled to begin this week, for the financial health of the theatre, the decision had to be made before investing a large amount of money. It is my privilege and priority to protect the long-term sustainability of Unity Theatre so that we may continue to serve the people of Washington County for many years to come. More importantly, many of our professional artists live and work in the Houston area, and their health and safety is paramount. I cannot guarantee the safety of the six actors who would be interacting on stage together at this time. It is a risk I am not prepared to take.

On the good news side, we will be able to produce "Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve" by David Birney in its allotted time slot. Although a Studio Series production, it will be performed on the Main Stage to allow for social distancing for those patrons wishing to attend in person. For those that are not yet comfortable coming to the theatre, I have obtained the digital rights, and we will be providing an online showing – more information to come! The two actors performing this show are a real-life married couple, Alan Brincks and Faith Fossett so I am obviously very comfortable providing them a safe experience here at Unity.

To our wonderful, loyal subscribers, remember, your FOREVER subscription is good forever, and we truly appreciate your continued support of Unity Theatre.

Please take care of yourself and wishing you all the very best. ~Kate