A Murder of Crows

A Murder of Crows
by Mac Wellman

Productions (31)
  • Dark comedy
  • |
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 2 m (7-11 actors possible: 5-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Front porch of house, but no house. A place in the sky for crows.

A Murder of Crows
by Mac Wellman

(3)
Productions (31)
  • Dark comedy
  • |
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 2 m (7-11 actors possible: 5-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Front porch of house, but no house. A place in the sky for crows.

In a world where the air's mustardy and the ocean is so polluted it looks like a bowl of custard, it's no wonder that Susannah's father was buried in a pile of radioactive chicken droppings at work. Or was he? Fed up with her greedy, vulgar, and insensitive family, wise young Susannah follows her dead father's advice and leaves to live with the crows.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

In a world where the air's mustardy and the ocean is so polluted it looks like a bowl of custard, it's no wonder that Susannah's father was buried in a pile of radioactive chicken droppings at work. Or was he? Fed up with her greedy, vulgar, and insensitive family, wise young Susannah follows her dead father's advice and leaves to live with the crows.

  • Dark comedy
  • |
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 2 m (7-11 actors possible: 5-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Front porch of house, but no house. A place in the sky for crows.

Published Reviews

"Eighty loopy minutes long, A Murder of Crows is containable in size, but joyously chaotic in substance, structure, story, and style; it's like opening a wristwatch box and finding one of Dali's melted jobs inside."

Michael Feingold, The Village Voice

"Wellman's ebullient poetic energy keeps us laughing even as we cringe."

Richard Wattenberg, OregonLive.com

Production History

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Location
MAY 01, 2019 - MAY 02, 2019
Davidson College Department Of Theatre
Davidson, NC United States
Davidson College Department Of Theatre Davidson, NC United States
NOV 19, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
UC Berkeley, TDPS
Berkeley, CA United States
UC Berkeley, TDPS Berkeley, CA United States
MAR 01, 2015 - MAR 15, 2015
The Cutting Ball Theater
San Francisco, CA United States
The Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco, CA United States
APR 25, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
Brooklyn College Department Of Theater
Brooklyn, NY United States
Brooklyn College Department Of Theater Brooklyn, NY United States
FEB 27, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH United States
Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH United States
OCT 31, 2012 - NOV 03, 2012
Jewell Theatre Co., William Jewell College
Liberty, MO United States
Jewell Theatre Co., William Jewell College Liberty, MO United States
AUG 19, 2009 - AUG 22, 2009
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH United States
Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH United States
AUG 28, 2008 - SEP 13, 2008
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
Houston, TX United States
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company Houston, TX United States
NOV 01, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA United States
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA United States
SEP 29, 2007 - OCT 21, 2007
GroundUp Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
GroundUp Theatre Chicago, IL United States
APR 10, 2003 - APR 12, 2003
Connecticut College
New London, CT United States
Connecticut College New London, CT United States
SEP 30, 2000 - OCT 31, 2000
Crowded Fire Theater
San Francisco, CA United States
Crowded Fire Theater San Francisco, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Undermain Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Undermain Theatre Dallas, TX United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
DePaul University
Chicago, IL United States
DePaul University Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT United States
Yale School of Drama New Haven, CT United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Gorilla Theater
New York, NY United States
Gorilla Theater New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Nicu's Dream
New York, NY United States
Nicu's Dream New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC United States
Wofford College Spartanburg, SC United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Defunkt Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Defunkt Theatre Portland, OR United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI United States
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Occidental University
Sacremento, CA United States
Occidental University Sacremento, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Necessary Theatre
Louisville, KY United States
Necessary Theatre Louisville, KY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA United States
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Primary Stages
New York, NY United States
Primary Stages New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Theatre X
Milwaukee, WI United States
Theatre X Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Wordworks/Brown Field Gallery
San Diego, CA United States
Wordworks/Brown Field Gallery San Diego, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN United States
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA United States
Harvard University Cambridge, MA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
The Hangar
Ithaca, NY United States
The Hangar Ithaca, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM United States
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Marah Morris
Los Angeles, CA United States
Marah Morris Los Angeles, CA United States
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MAR 01, 2015 - MAR 15, 2015
The Cutting Ball Theater
San Francisco, CA United States
The Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco, CA United States
SEP 29, 2007 - OCT 21, 2007
GroundUp Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
GroundUp Theatre Chicago, IL United States