Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Harley and Jennie Woodson are a quirky elderly couple who live above
their combination general store/post office in Wallace, Ohio. Business
is not too good; they are just about the last folks left in Wallace.
There has been a dreadful toxic waste accident, along the lines of Love
Canal, and the dirt around them is deadly. Jennie wants to pack up and
move out like everyone else, but Harley won't leave even though he is
dying of cancer. To him living on a toxic waste site is preferable to
moving to Erie, Pennsylvania, to live with his son. Jennie realizes that
it is no use and she stays in Wallace to die with her beloved husband.
"An evening of lovable crotchety Americana." - New York Post
"A compassionately old fashioned play about life and death in Middle America." - Christian Science Monitor
"A heartfelt, beautifully written play." - Downtown Alive, Columbus, Ohio
A Murder of Crows received its world premiere at the Players Theatre of Columbus, Ohio in 1987. The play was produced Off-Broadway in 1989 by Eric Krebs at the South Street Theatre.