Sumter Players open 'Crimes' scenes

Staff Reports


AMERICUS — Talk about scenes of the “Crimes” ...

The Sumter Players opens its theater season Sept. 8-11 with a comic/drama that has plenty of Southern flair — “Crimes of the Heart.”

The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 and the New York Drama Critics Award.

Rylander officials describe the production as “warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative” and teeming with “humanity and humor.”

“While this play overflows with infectious high spirits,” theater officials said, “it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family.”

The plot follows the plights of a trio of Mississippi sisters who have been betrayed by their passions. The cast includes Tami Colter, who portrays Chick Boyle, a Southern belle embarrassed that her cousin has fatally shot her boyfriend, and Will Searcy, who portrays one of the sure-shot cousin’s former beaus.

Performances will be at the Rylander Theatre, 310 W. Lamar St., and are scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets range from $10 to $15. For tickets or information, contact (229) 931-0001, 1 (877) 662-2312, or visit rylander.org or sumterplayer.org. Groups of 10 or more receive discounted rates.