By Beth Henley
Directed by Ami Coster
Season: 29 April - 14 May
1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A charming black comedy set in a small Mississippi town. Three sisters search for meaning and happiness in their lives after suffering a veritable heap of misfortune. They must reunite to make sense of their individual challenges and family issues. Lenny the eldest has devoted her life to caring for their ailing Grandfather; Meg has run away to pursue a singing career in Hollywood; while Babe is facing trial for shooting her abusive husband. Combine an enthusiastic lawyer, a nosy neighbour and a lonely ex boyfriend and we have a hilarious mix of conflicts, crisis and revelations.
Ami studied directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and has since worked professionally and in amateur circles as an actor and director for numerous theatre companies and drama schools in Sydney and Canberra. She has also toured Australia, Indonesia and Europe.
Having now settled in Auckland, Ami is delighted to be welcomed into the Dolphin Theatre. Crimes of the Heart is not only one of her favourite plays but marks her directorial debut at the Dolphin.