Written by Beth Henley
Directed by John Mariano
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered in the family home. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles are grave and yet, somehow, hilarious. This winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama is poignant and filled with humor.