Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

September 18, 2002

SMU'S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS OPENS ITS MAIN STAGE SEASON WITH "CRIMES OF THE HEART" BY BETH HENLEY, OCT. 2-6

DALLAS (SMU) -- The Division of Theatre at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts launches its 2002-2003 Main Stage Season with Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy, Crimes of the Heart, Oct. 2-6 in the Greer Garson Theatre of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. Show times are 8 p.m. Wed. -- Sat. and 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for SMU students, faculty and staff. For more information, call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.

Crimes of the Heart focuses on three quirky Southern sisters who reunite due to their grandfather's illness and struggle to make sense of their lives. Their conflicts, crises and revelations are moving and often hilarious. Written by SMU alumna Beth Henley ('74), the play won both the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

The play will be directed by guest artist Pamela Myers-Morgan, co-founder and producing partner of Dallas's renowned Echo Theatre. Her work with Echo has included directing such plays as American Burka, The Vagina Monologues and Why We Have a Body; producing Out All Night and Lost My Shoes, Voice Box, Lemonade and Stop Kiss; and performing in Fefu and Her Friends and the staged reading, Rio Esmerelda. Pam came to Dallas in 1992 to become artistic administrator at the Dallas Theater Center. Other local directing credits include Alabama Rain and Poof! for New Horizons, Dinosaur for the Dallas Children's Theatre and Alice in Bed for Wingspan. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned an MFA in directing and was a founder of the Children's Theatre Project.

The 2002-2003 theatre season of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts is sponsored by The Dallas Morning News.


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