'Are crows smarter than chimpanzees? Can they solve riddles? And why exactly is a raven like a writing desk? This dark comedy profiles Bella Radcliffe, a curator assembling an exhibition entitled ‘True Crow’, alongside Charles and Grace Brenner, a young couple whose house is being overrun by a flock of crows. Their stories are linked not just by the presence of these birds, but by that of Derek Castenada, Bella’s keynote speaker. A self-styled crow-chaser, Derek offers to augur a solution to the Brenners’ problem, but he’s soon gone missing, on the trail of the mythical crow-child, Reagan Ayres. The drama culminates in the opening night of ‘True Crow’, as we await Derek’s triumphal – or tragic – return.'
Source: ABC website (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/like-a-writing-desk/5481664). (Sighted: 14/9/2015)
Originally broadcast on Sunday 1 June 2014.
Producers: Jane Ulman and Russell Stapleton.
Sound and original composition: Russell Stapleton
Cast: Marcus Graham, Zoe Carides, Mitchell Butel, Caroline Brazier, Justin Monjo, Olivia Stambouliah, Steve Le Marquand, Christa Hughes, Deborah Bird Rose, Dan Ilic, Kate Jinx, Eddie Sharp, Gary Bryson, Aden Rolfe, Jennifer Parsonage, Roi Huberman, a chorus of Lilyfield children and introducing Rupert Rattenbury the Long-billed Corella.
(Source: ABC website)