Pulitzer-winner coming to Cherokee
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From left, Ruthie Moore portrays Meg, Rebecca Bowden portrays Lenny and Lindsey Sparks plays Babe. <br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
From left, Ruthie Moore portrays Meg, Rebecca Bowden portrays Lenny and Lindsey Sparks plays Babe.
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From left, Morgan Vaugh in the role of Chick and Bowden as Lenny in 'Crimes of the Heart.’
From left, Morgan Vaugh in the role of Chick and Bowden as Lenny in 'Crimes of the Heart.’
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Sparks, Moore and Bowden act in a scene.
Sparks, Moore and Bowden act in a scene.
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CANTON — Cherokee Theatre Company is bringing Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Crimes of the Heart,” to the historic Canton Theatre.

The play opens tonight and continues this weekend and next with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Many will remember the critically acclaimed 1986 film adaptation of the same name with Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek.

“In choosing a play we consider our past history, what the likes of the community are — and Cherokee County loves Southern-based plays — and opportunity for young actors,” Director Ed Palombo said. “That brings us to this Pulitzer-winning play.”

The young cast of CTC’s production may not have any Oscars yet, but they are full of promise.

The cast boasts theater alum from such schools as Berry College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Kennesaw State University and Gardner-Webb University.

Palombo is also a theater veteran with more than 30 years of directing experience. He recently retired from Woodstock High School where he was the drama teacher.

Having such an experienced and well-trained cast has been a delight for Palombo.

“The cast has worked hard and diligently to take us back to a much simpler, if not more provocative time,” he said.

The cast consists of Becca Bowden, Ruthie Moore, Max Sandberg of Woodstock, Lindsay Sparks of Acworth, and Cody Vaughn and Morgan Vaughn of Canton.

“Crimes of the Heart” opens Friday at 8 p.m. at the historic Canton Theatre in downtown Canton. Other performances are Jan. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students and are available online at www.cherokeetheatre.org or at the box office.

For groups of 10 or more call the box office to reserve $10 tickets at (770) 591-0282.
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