DC Theatre Scene: “warm and vivacious” Crimes of the Heart at NextStop

Ultimately, if this play is still worth seeing, it’s for its open, unburdened attitude towards death, regret, and loss. These sisters take suicide and injury seriously, sure, but not so seriously they can’t still laugh and squabble over birthday presents. Their story ends on a high note not because it’s been falsely resolved –we don’t even know for certain that Babe won’t still end up in jail – but because they’re at least grown wise enough to appreciate the good things even as the bad things accumulate.

Crimes of the Heart, like its three central characters, keeps plugging forward, making up for what it loses in relevance as best it can by continuing to be essentially human.

Read the full review at DC Theatre Scene

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