MURDER OF CROWS, Playcrafters Of Skippack, 08/09/2017

Show: MURDER OF CROWS
Theater: Playcrafters Of Skippack
Theater Website: http://www.playcrafters.org
Theater Phone: (610) 584-4005

Start date of auditions: 08/09/2017


Wallace, Ohio families are packing for the evacuation of the traditional farming town which is now riddled with soil and water contamination from generations of industrial and agricultural waste. The Woodson family and their friends share hysterical memories, revisit age-old rivalries and romances, and do their best to prepare for the uncertainty of an unknown, unplanned future. Based on a true story, this comic drama was written by Ed Graczyk (author of Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean).

3M, 3W

Jennie Woodson (late 50s to Late 60s)

Practical, no-nonsense matriarch of her family with responsibilities that exceed her abilities. Her optimism is tempered by the prospect of restarting her life this late in life. She is the glue that holds this family together.

Harley Woodson (late 50s to Late 60s)

Stubborn, cranky patriarch of his family. After a lifetime of farming, he is addled by cancer and early stage dementia- a cause of fear for him and concern for his wife. Knowing his life is mostly behind him, he struggles to make sense of how he and his family got to this pivotal moment.

Corey Woodson (Mid 20s to Mid 30s)

Harley and Jennnie’s grown son. A responsible son who has never really bonded with his father and realizes his chances to do so are growing slim. A voice of reason that often goes unheard, Corey tries to keep his family together.

Doris Woodson (Mid 20s to Mid 30s)

Corey’s shallow (but not mean-spirited) wife. A keen tag sale woman, she knows the financial value of every item and the history of seemingly all things (except people). Although she doesn’t mean to be insensitive, her funny observations often add to tension in the Woodson family.

Luther Briggs (40s to 50s)

Wallace, Ohio’s funeral director. Soon out of a job, Luther decides to help anyone he can make the move out of town. Unpopular, but respected, Luther is salt-of-the-earth and has a penchant for quoting literature and poetry at just the right moment. He may not look “intelligent”, but his humanity and practical knowledge make Wallace a better place.

Velma Mackey (40s to 50s)

Jennie’s closest friend. Both ladies share a long, funny history of neighbors, friends, and romances. Velma has a hysterical story for every occasion and- like her roses- seems to flourish wherever she goes. She is also in Luther’s sight as his last chance for love.

Questions regarding this event can be made to SkippackCrows@outlook.com

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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