“A whistling girl and a crowing hen will never come to any good end,” says local musician and award-winning playwright Tom Godleski, reciting the mountain saying that inspired his latest play. The production, Godleski explains, “blends storytelling and music with mountain traditions of home, family and community,” while following a Western North Carolina family’s plight to rid such a hen from its flock. The show also incorporates live tunes from Godleski’s bluegrass band, Buncombe Turnpike, and stars local actors like theatrical veteran Marlene Earp, Mark Casson of The Cheeksters and Godleski himself. The Folk Art Center hosts The Crowin’ Hen‘s premiere on Friday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m. $15 ($10 students). Buncombeturnpike.com. Photo courtesy of Godleski
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