A Murder of Crows

by  Ed Graczyk

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"An evening of lovable crotchety Americana." - New York Post

"A compassionately old fashioned play about life and death in Middle America." - Christian Science Monitor

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A Murder of Crows

by  Ed Graczyk

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway,
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Ed Graczyk

Ed Graczyk is probably best known as the author of Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The play was produced on Broadway directed by Robert Altman with a cast that included S ...

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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.

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