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LCCT presents Crimes of the Heart

LCCT, the resident theater company at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, is pleased to announce it will present Beth Henley’s multiple award-winning play, Crimes of the Heart, this fall.

The true-to-life comedy, under the direction of John Mulcahy, is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister (Jennifer True, Cushing), is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister (Nanette Fraser, Damariscotta), who fled Hazlehurst and her relationship with Doc Porter (Soren Barker, Boothbay Harbor), is back after a failed singing career; and Babe, the youngest (Christina Belknap, Damariscotta), is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick (Mallory Adams, Bremen), and by the awkward young lawyer, Barnette Lloyd (Roosevelt Bishop, Boothbay) who tries to keep Babe out of jail while finding himself hopelessly smitten.

Tickets are $15 Adults / $13 Lincoln Theater Members, and $5 for Youth 18 and under and are available through the theater office ( or 563-3424).  Warm-hearted and irreverent, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three sisters whose love for each other binds them together in spite of the little hurts, the "crimes of the heart,” they commit against each other. 

Original poster illustration for LCCT by Lynda Riess Lathrop


Show Dates + Times
Thu, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 17 @ 2 pm
Sat, Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

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