Southern Gothic Tragicomedy
Mission Objective: Uncover sordid events of the past when the three Magrath sisters gather to await news of their family patriarch, living out his last hours in the local hospital. This award-winning play is known for its grave-yet-hysterical, touching-but-dysfunctional portrait of a Mississippi family.
“Crimes of the Heart” contains mature content and themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The WOW Factor:
Crimes of the Heart won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is widely produced throughout the United States.
“Crimes of the Heart” is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York.
Reviews and Press
- Meet the Cast: Robert Pike
- Meet the Cast: Anna Fagan
- Meet the Cast: Matt Baughman
- DCMetroTheaterArts: “a Crime worth every heartbeat”
- DC Theatre Scene: “warm and vivacious” Crimes of the Heart at NextStop
- MD Theatre Guide: Crimes of the Heart is “undoubtedly intriguing”
- Fairfax Times: NextStop stages Pulitzer Prize-winning play
- Herndon Connection: CRIMES OF THE HEART Preview
- Crimes of the Heart Cast and Production Team Announced!
Matt Baughman (Doc) is happy to be making his NextStop debut. He last appeared here as Charlie (WATCH Award) in ESP’s Flowers For Algernon. Recent shows elsewhere include One Man Two Guvners (Alan/Alfie), The Who’s Tommy (Uncle Ernie), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Panch), Proof (Hal), 33 Variations (Mike), Saving Private Pooh (Cpt. Christopher Robinson), The 39 Steps (Hannay) and Gutenberg! The Musical! (Doug). Matt would like to thank his family, friends, and, of course, “Pockets.”
Anna Fagan (Lenny) is thrilled to make her NextStop debut in Crimes of the Heart. DC AREA: Doubt (City of Fairfax Theatre Company); A Streetcar Named Desire, Proof (Little Theatre of Alexandria); Porch, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions); Les Miserables (Theatre Lab); The Yellow Wallpaper u/s (Pallas Theatre Collective). UPCOMING: Man of La Mancha (Broadway Theatre of Pitman). Anna is a proud graduate of The Theatre Lab Honors Acting Conservatory. www.annafagan.com
Rebecca Hausman (Babe) – Synetic Theater: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero, U/S perf.), The Island of Dr. Moreau (Daughter, U/S), Twelfth Night (Ensemble) (2015 Helen Outstanding Ensemble), The Three Musketeers (Ensemble, Milady de Winter, U/S perf.), Jekyll and Hyde (The Stripper); Rorschach Theater: She Kills Monsters; Flying V Theater: Flying V Fights: Love is a Battlefield. Rebecca studied acting and dance at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where productions included Romeo and Juliet, Women and Wallace, and The Little Prince. She is thrilled to be at NextStop, and wants to thank her family and friends for their boundless support.
Carolyn Kashner (Meg) – NEXTSTOP: Richard III. NYC: Exiles from the Sun, The Fall of the House of Usher. DC AREA: Pride and Prejudice (Center Stage); Kid Victory (u/s) (Signature Theatre); Witness for the Prosecution (Olney Theatre Center); Leto Legend, Failure: A Love Story (Helen Hayes Nom. Supporting Actress in a Play) (The Hub Theatre); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Theatre Alliance); Harvey, The Last Five Years (1st Stage); Man of La Mancha, Rent (Helen Hayes Award, Ensemble), National Pastime (The Keegan Theatre); Ah! Wilderness, Marathon ’33 (The American Century Theatre); James Joyce’s The Dead, The Iceman Cometh (Quotidian Theatre Company).
Robert Pike (Barnette Lloyd) is pleased to make his NextStop debut. As a theatre artist in the DC metro area, Robert’s past credits include Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WSC-Avant Bard); Tom in Truth and Beauty Bombs: a softer world and Chuck Biggs in She Kills Monsters (Rorschach Theatre); Media and Mistakes 10 Minute Plays (Source Festival 2015); and Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder (Parlor Room Theater). A proud graduate of the Catholic University of America, Robert also works as a theatrical sound designer. pikerf.weebly.com
Jaclyn Young (Chick) is happy to return to the NextStop stage after appearing in Seussical earlier this season. Previous NextStop/ESP credits: Love, Loss and What I Wore; Into The Woods; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Metamorphoses. DC area credits include: Visible Language (WSC-Avant Bard); Jungle Book (Imagination Stage); Urinetown, Assassins, 110 in the Shade, …Trailer Park (Kensington); Legally Blonde, …Spelling Bee, The Full Monty (Reston). NATIONAL/TOURING: Alice in Wonderland (Prairie Fire); Seussical, A Christmas Carol (Civic Theatre of Allentown). Jaclyn is NextStop’s Education Coordinator, an FCPS Theatre Teacher, and the proud mama of 2 boys.
AnnMarie Castrigno (Lighting Designer) – AnnMarie has received multiple awards and nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design from WATCH, ACT, and LTA, including Rent (WATCH award, 2010) and The Weir (WATCH nom., 2005), both for ESP/NextStop. Other work at NextStop includes No Spring Chicken; A Man for All Seasons; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Gutenberg!; Sylvia; Go, Dog, Go!; Gidion’s Knot (co-produced with Forum Theatre Company); The 39 Steps. Ballet NoVA credits include 8 years of The Nutcracker and spring productions. AnnMarie has also been the Master Electrician at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland since 2001.
Jack Golden (Scenic Designer) – Jack is a young theatre artist who has designed, painted, and built scenery at venues all over the country. He has designed scenery for Thelma Theatre (DC), Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (MA), Thunder Bay Theatre (MI), Theatre B (ND), and Dakota Stage (ND). Jack held other scenic production positions with American Players Theatre (WI), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV), Ozark Actors Theatre (MO), and The Fargo/Moorhead Opera (ND). He holds a BFA in Theatre Arts (Design/Tech Emphasis) from North Dakota State University.
Suzanne Maloney (Director) – For over 40 years, Suzanne has helped to create and lead theater productions for a wide variety of amateur, academic, and professional companies. She has directed plays in the DC area for over 20 years. She works as a dramaturg for local and national playwrights as they develop new works and has served as production dramaturg for over 27 productions, most recently Leto Legend at The Hub Theatre, where she is the Company Dramaturg. She teaches playwriting at George Mason, where she helped develop the First Light Mason Student Playwright Mentorship and Competition and has served as production dramaturg for the Mason Ten Minute Play Festival.
Kristina Martin (Costume Designer) NEXTSTOP: Middletown; Seussical The Musical; Deathtrap; No Spring Chicken; Kiss Me Kate; A Man For All Seasons; The Secret Garden; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Gutenberg!; Charlie Brown Christmas; Sylvia; Miss Electricity. DC/MD AREA: Baby! The Musical; Ring of Fire; Venus in Fur; 33 Variations; Passion Play; Chimerica. REGIONAL: Kiss Me Kate; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dunsinane; As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company). WILLIAMSBURG AREA: Cosi fan tutti; Lucia; Illyria and Julius Caesar; Don Pasquale; Cleburne Park; The Coast of Utopia; La Cage Aux Folles; Evening of Dance; Dancing at Lughnasa; Merry Wives of Windsor.
Laura Moody (Stage Manager) – Stage Management credits include NEXTSTOP/ESP: Deathtrap; The 39 Steps, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Richard III (ASM), Into The Woods (ASM), The Summer Cabaret Series, Gidion’s Knot (ASM), Miss Electricity, Sylvia (ASM), Gutenberg! The Musical, The Secret Garden, Kiss Me Kate, Frozen, Caroline, or Change (ASM), Tomfoolery (ASM), Metamorphoses (Hunger/Midas’s Daughter/Lucina/Q). DC AREA: Play It Again, Sam (Little Theatre of Alexandria), House Of Blue Leaves (Dominion Stage), The Foreigner and Glengarry Glen Ross (Taking Flight Theatre Company), Medea (Port City Players). DC AREA IMPROV: Last Ham Standing.
Jonathan Powers (Sound Designer/Composer) – Jonathan’s sound design and composing credits include The Ruffian on the Stair, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Never the Sinner, The Owl and the Pussycat, An Evening with Karen Black (Actors’ Theater of Washington), Princess Margaret (Thelma Theatre), and numerous community theater productions with The Foundry Players and Vienna Theater Company, where he was nominated for a WATCH award for Almost, Maine. In addition to his career in software engineering, he is an active composer, flutist, pianist and classical tenor.
Amanda Srok (Properties Designer) is a recent addition to the DC theatre scene. Originally from Wisconsin, she has worked in the world of props for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Skylight Music Theatre. She is excited to join NextStop for this production.