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Wofford Theatre Workshop presents ‘The Murder of Crows’

Thursday, February 26, 2004

SPARTANBURG, SC – The Wofford Theatre Workshop will present “The Murder of Crows” in conjunction with Wofford College’s Conference on Postmodernism. The play is being directed by Dr. Mark A. Ferguson, director of the Wofford Theatre Workshop.

Ferguson describes the play as “a beautifully written and wonderfully evocative meditation on the vagaries of contemporary American society.” The plot is a creative twist on typical American life. Because “the play does not conform to traditional dramatic and narrative conventions,” Ferguson cautions potential viewers that they “are not coming to see a traditional American drama.”

The playwright, Mac Wellman, is well-known and often is “associated with a style of playwriting known as ‘contemporary non-realism,’” Ferguson says. Wellman was awarded the prestigious 2003 Village Voice Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Wellman began an active career in the 1970s in theaters throughout New York.

Show times are March 5-6 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. The show is being presented in the Tony White Theatre in the Campus Life Building. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for students who present student identification.