Press Release: Crimes of the Heart

For Immediate Release Friday, July 30, 20105, 2010

Get Real Productions Presents

Crimes of the Heart at The Whitmore Lindley Theater

in North Hollywood, CA.

WHAT: Limited engagement of Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, premieres at The Whitmore Lindley Theater directed by Veronica DiPippo.

WHO: Directed by Award Winning Filmmaker, Director and Writer Veronica DiPippo.

Produced by Sonia Curtis Acerra and Alicia Benavides Greenfield.

Cast in Order of Appearance

Starring Sonia Curtis as Lenny Magrath, Brenda Lasker as Chick Boyle, Nate Orr as Doc Porter, Victoria Profeta as Meg Magrath, Kincaid Walker as Babe Magrath Botrelle and Alec Beard as Barnette Lloyd.

WHEN: Friday, August 13 – Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 2:00 pm

WHERE: The Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center

11006 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

TICKETING: This special event offers advance VIP and General Pre-Sale Seats. Individual Pre-Sale Seats for $16.00, and VIP Pre-Sale Seats for $20.00, also any charitable donation are acceptable $25.00. For tickets and information visit At the door General Seats cost $16.00.

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: or 213-321-9408 (e-mail preferred). IMPORTANT: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials Professional Consulting

no later than 8:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

About Crimes of the Heart:

At the core of this tragic comedy are the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they’re forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the “Crimes of the Heart” she has committed.

About award-winning Filmmaker, Director and Writer Veronica DiPippo: An award-winning filmmaker, director and writer, Veronica has directed numerous original works for theatre including Sins of the Father at The Met Theatre, Los Angeles, Off-the-Wall at the Writers Theatre, New York, and Roaring Girls at Musical Theatre Works, New York, as well as classics such as August Wilson’s Fences. As a playwright, over thirty productions of her plays and one-acts have been produced at theatres across the country. Her newest play Lulu’s Last Stand is set to premiere at Theatre 40 in Los Angeles in October, 2010.

Veronica began her career as an actor with John Strasberg’s Mirror Repertory Company in New York City where she also studied acting with fellow company member Geraldine Page. She is a graduate of The Drama Studio, London at Berkeley and SUNY where she holds a degree in writing for film and television. She is a member of the Writers Guild, Women In Film, the Alliance of Women Directors and The Dramatists Guild. For more information, please visit

About Producer Sonia Curtis Acerra:

Sonia Curtis Acerra was introduced to Hollywood through her father, a famous Hollywood Stuntman. She grew up visiting film and television sets regularly and after playing the lead role in her high school musical “Bye Bye Birdie” she was hooked on acting. Sonia was accepted to the USC BFA Program for acting but was unable to attend because she began working right after high school. While working on various TV shows she continuously trained with great teachers such as Bill Traylor at The Loft, Roy London, Cameron Thor and Sandra Seacat. She went on to book recurring roles on “Family Ties”, “Days of Our Lives”, and “Roseanne” and her film credits include “The Monster Squad” and “Terminal Bliss.”

After many years of acting Sonia also began to coach actors privately and in groups and began writing and developing scripts for film and television. Last year Sonia produced and starred in a short film “Deception” directed by award winning director Pamela Dresser. Currently she has several projects in various stages of development. “Crimes of the Heart” is the first theater production Sonia has undertaken. She is very grateful for all the support she has received from Victoria Profeta, Veronica Dipippo, Alicia Benavides Greenfield, Zac Polhamus and all of the wonderful cast and crew and her amazing husband Jeremiah Acerra who has helped with many aspects of this production. For more information, please visit

About Producer Alicia Benavides Greenfield:

In 2000 Alicia Founded the NewMan theatre Company a non-profit theater company in NYC. She produced original pieces such as “Dinner at the Manse” by Ara Anasa, as well as “‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” by pulitzer prize winning writer/directer John Patrick Shanley in which she played the lead role as Roberta. Professional Consulting

Alicia Majored in Film/Media at NYU and has consistently trained and worked as an actress for the past 15 years.

Currently she studies with Joanne Barron/DW Brown in Los Angeles. Alicia is honored to be debuting as a producer here in LA NOHO with “Crimes of the Heart.” For more information, please visit

About Get Real Productions:

Get Real Productions was founded in 1999 by Sonia Curtis with a creative vision to teach actors, inspire, write, produce and direct various projects in the entertainment industry. The main goal at Get Real Productions is to find and develop new talent and projects and encourage partnership with other talented positive people who bring hard work, good attitudes, dedication and professionalism to their craft. For more information, please visit


Invited/confirmed media outlets and photographers are:, The Eerie Digest, The Scoop, Actors Reporter, Mike “The Duke” De Luca Productions,,,, The Photographer 007, The Star Celeb, Diversity News TV, Diversity News Magazine, Daniela Hubbard Photography and many more.

Media Contact:

Steven Escobar, Publicist
Diversity News Public Relations
(213) 321-9408

Event Producers:

Alicia Benavides Greenfield & Sonia Curtis Acerra, Producers
Get Real Productions
(310) 367-6603



P.O. BOX 292306 Hollywood, California 90029 TEL: (213) 321-9408 FAX: (323) 469-3945



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