A Murder of Crows

By Mac Wellman
Directed by Rem Myers
March 8, 2015

Set in America’s Heartland in the wake of the Gulf War, A Murder Of Crows from Obie-winning playwright Mac Wellman satirizes a family struck down by the toxic winds of pollution. Susannah reels from the death of her father, killed under a pile of radioactive chicken droppings. With her brother slowly turning into a statue in the garden and fed up with the rest of her greedy family, Susannah finally follows her dead father’s advice and leaves to live with the crows. Exploring consumerism, post-traumatic stress disorder, patriotism, and the human condition, this scathing, apocalyptic comedy pinpoints the poisons in everyday life, mocking our hypocrisy about true and false heroics.