Cindy Davis Massey, director of the upcoming production of Crimes of the Heart for Franklin’s Pull-Tight Players, announced her cast for the show. The announcement follows the first show auditions the organization has held in two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crimes of the Heart, written by Beth Henley, first appeared on the Pull-Tight stage during the 1989-1990 season. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The story details the lives of three sisters in mid-20th century Mississippi.
Director Davis Massey and stage manager Jeanne Drone appeared in the first Pull-Tight production of the play.
‘Crimes of the Heart’ cast
From upper left:
Nicole Turner as Lenny
Rachel Humphrey as Meg
Nathan Fink as Doc
Joey Echeverria as Barnette Lloyd
Bre Hall as Babe
Breanna Theobold as Chick
Davis Massey reminisced about her appearance in the first Pull-Tight production.
“In 1990 the late Wesley Fox cast me in the role of Meg MaGrath. I was thrilled and immediately became a fan of playwright, Beth Henley,” she said.
“There were so many different directions I could have gone with casting. We had a plethora of talent at auditions. What I ended up with is the perfect blend of actors to bring this story to life. They are energetic, experienced and eager to take the stage.”
“I am excited to bring live theatre back to Franklin and look forward to spending these next two months with this outstanding group of people.”
Crimes of the Heart will run February 4-19, 2022 at Pull-Tight Theater. General public tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. January 24.