Made famous by the Oscar-winning 1986 movie starring Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek and Jessica Lange, this “tragicomedy” brings together three sisters. One is worried about becoming a spinster because she cannot conceive. The other wanted to become a singer but instead became a drunk and the third, Babe, wants to  say out of prison after she shot her husband. The sisters converge in sultry, Hazlehurst, Mississippi and what unfolds is the unravelling of their lives as they each try to find their way and chip in to help Babe stay out of prison. They discover each other and themselves in this crisply written, comedy-laden play. 




Ricky Zurif – Director
Ricky Zurif – Director
Ricky studied theatre, screenwriting and acting at Concordia, Amherst, and Columbia University as well as taking directing workshops with Gordon McCall, former Artistic Director of Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. She founded her own theatre company – Trollbridge Theatre in which she wrote, produced and directed plays under the auspices of a federal government grant. Ricky has also directed seven plays for Lakeshore Players Dorval’s Cafe Theatre, three of which she wrote, and has acted for several theatre companies, including Lakeshore Players Dorval. This is her third time directing one of our mainstage productions, having previously directed I Hate Hamlet and Bedtime Stories.


Tracey McKee - Lenny MaGrath
Tracey McKee – Lenny MaGrath
Tracey has allegedly committed many crimes of the heart but has received a full pardon and will not disclose any further details. She’s been itching to play the role of Lenny MaGrath since she read the play at Western University. As the youngest of five siblings, she is happy to get to play the oldest sister for once! Tracey has been a proud member of Lakeshore Players Dorval since 2012, when she made her on-stage debut as Marion Davies in The Cat’s Meow; she was also torn between two lovers as Jacqueline in Don’t Dress for Dinner. Tracey’s passion is the theatre: she sits on the Board of Geordie Theatre and appears in their annual fundraising plays. When she is not prowling the stage, Tracey plays the recurring role of Teacher in the Media Arts Department at John Abbott College. Tracey’s other passion is talking and she can be heard regularly on CJAD radio doing just that.
Cynthia Brind'Amour - Chick Boyle
Cynthia Brind’Amour – Chick Boyle
This is Cynthia’s first appearance with Lakeshore Players Dorval and she is thrilled to have been selected. Acting has always been a passion of hers, and having not acted since high school, returning to the art has been on her bucket list. Cynthia is excited to be playing the part of Chick in Crimes of the Heart, a character that has some fire to her! Cynthia is thankful to be working with such a talented cast, director and crew.
Stephanie von Roretz - Meg MaGrath
Stephanie von Roretz – Meg MaGrath
Stephanie is a graduate of Dawson College’s Professional Theatre program where she first read Crimes of the Heart and fell in love with it. After graduating she toured with the Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company for four years performing adapted Shakespeare plays such as Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is her fifth production with the Lakeshore Players Dorval and she is delighted to be back! Her past credits with LPD include And Then There Were None, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Sabrina Fair, and The Mousetrap. She is thrilled to be back with the Lakeshore Players Dorval and she’s had an absolute blast working on this play. She wishes all the best to the cast and crew of Crimes of the Heart!
Nadia Pearson - Babe Botrelle
Nadia Pearson – Babe Botrelle
Nadia is thrilled for the opportunity to get back in front of an audience and join the cast of Crimes of the Heart.
This is Nadia’s third Lakeshore Players Dorval production, having played rockstar fan Melody in Bedtime Stories and quirky Haversham in The Butler Did It.
During the day Nadia is often found sharing her passion of learning with her elementary school students, dancing around with her 18 month-old daughter and running theatre classes for young actors and actresses.
While Babe and Nadia share a taste for sweet lemonade, lengthy conversations and their lovable sisters, Nadia has yet to consider shooting her own husband as she loves him (and the rest of her family!) dearly.
Thank you to Ricky, the cast and crew for such a memorable three months!
Daniel Findleton - Barnette Lloyd
Daniel Findleton – Barnette Lloyd
Playing the part of Barnette in his debut role with Lakeshore Players Dorval, Daniel is honored to be working with such an amazing cast and crew. Daniel previously acted in a few plays in high school and has decided to continue acting after a few years break.
Derek Fletcher - Doc Porter
Derek Fletcher – Doc Porter
Derek would just like to thank everyone in the cast & crew (hooray for the set builders!) for making Crimes of the Heart so much fun. This is the first time he’s acted & he owes anything that is good to Ricky, Steph, Tracy, Nadia, Cynthia, Dan, his dad & his friends & family (they can take credit for the bad stuff too though). Thanks for coming to see the play & rock the night!


Jim Voysey - Co-Producer
Jim Voysey – Co-Producer
This is Jim’s third adventure with Lakeshore Players Dorval having played Bobby Frick in The Inspector General and participating in the recent script reading festival. Producing is a first time experience for Jim and has to date found it to be an interesting and a touch nerve racking but fun all the same. Jim also wants to thank his partner in crime Kosta for his patience and guiding hand throughout this ordeal err experience. Also a big thanks to the talented Director, cast a crew for working hard to put together a great show!
Konstantin Kokosopoulos - Co-Producer & Stage Manager
Konstantin Kokosopoulos – Co-Producer & Stage Manager
Konstantin became a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval in 2006 and has since appeared on stage in about ten of their productions, including Fools, Twelve Angry Jurors, Bedtime Stories, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and The Curious Savage. This is his second time producing and first time stage-managing – so if there are any technical glitches with the show, rest assured that he has already assigned blame to someone else. He hopes you enjoy the experience.
Seamus Ryan - Lighting Designer
Seamus Ryan – Lighting Designer
Seamus Ryan is a professional Stage Manager and theatre technician working in Montreal for the last twelve years. He has worked on several productions at the Centaur Theatre, the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Geordie Productions, Black Theatre Workshop and Theatre Lac Brome to name a few. His previous lighting designs for Lakeshore Players Dorval include And Then There Were None and Fools.
Gillian Gilbert - Assistant Stage Manager
Gillian Gilbert – Assistant Stage Manager
Originally from the U.K., Gillian enjoyed a misspent youth singing in rock bands (notably with Steve Hackett of Genesis). In Canada, she appeared at Le Festin du Governeur and the Mount Royal Operatic Society. She has appeared on stage with Lakeshore Players Dorval hamming it up in Boeing, Boeing and Shakespeare in Hollywood as well as Jane Eyre, but most of all she enjoys her partnership backstage with Holli (stage left) & sharing chocolates and laughs with the cast & crew. Cheers to you all.
Holli Drum – Assistant Stage Manager
Holli Drum – Assistant Stage ManagerHolli Drum Thumb
Holli has been a Lakeshore Players Dorval staple for more than 20 years, and a priceless member of the backstage team. In her other life, Holli is also involved with the Girl Guides and Brownies in Dorval.
Jordan Walder - Sound Designer
Jordan Walder – Sound Designer
Jordan is a Montreal-based sound technician and sound designer, who is always looking for the next fun project to work on. His education includes the Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College and the Audio Recording Technology Program at Vanier College. His most recent accomplishment was completing the Work Study Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts as a sound technician.
Sharon Adams - Board Operator
Sharon Adams – Board Operator
Since joining LP in 2013, Sharon has had the pleasure of sharing the stage and working with so many talented people. Sharon has appeared in several LP productions, as Frack in The Inspector General, Margaret in Sabrina Fair, Rheba in You Can’t Take it With You (LPD) and has also worked behind the scenes in The Curious Savage and Sonia and Vanya and Masha and Spike (LPD) Other favorite stage credits include Diandra in Female Domination and Brenda in The Question is Why (all MSOPA). A big thank you to the cast and crew, and to family and friends, for all their inspiration and love. Enjoy the show!
Steve Woodward & Bill Fletcher - Set Construction
Steve Woodward & Bill Fletcher – Set Construction
Steve Woodward and Bill Fletcher are true Lakeshore veterans. Steve started set-building for Lakeshore in the late 1980’s and after a 20 year absence, returned to the fold in 2010 and has worked on every show since then, as well as developing set designs for The Mousetrap and The Curious Savage. Bill came to Lakeshore for a part in My Three Angels in 1995 and is still haunting the wings, serving as Production Manager on 31 shows since 2001.
Molly O'Neil - Costume Designer
Molly O’Neil – Costume Designer
Molly is a recent graduate of the Arts Administration program at Bishop’s University where she participated in costuming and set dressing for The Importance of Being Earnest and Texas Werewolf: The Musical, among other productions. During her studies at Bishop’s she completed a marketing and communications internship at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts for their production The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical. She is happy to be back working on her second show with Lakeshore Players Dorval.
Derek Fletcher - Props
Derek Fletcher – Props
See Derek Fletcher in ‘Cast’ above.