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The Birds

The Birds

  • Date: October 29th, 2020 - November 3rd, 2020
  • Every day
  • Location: Climenhaga Building, Poorman Black Box Theater
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Cost: Live-Stream Only

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents

The Birds
Written by Aristophanes
Directed by Ed Cohn

Written by Aristophanes, The Birds is a comedy looking at demagogues and their rise to power. The story follows Pithetaerus and Euelpides, two Athenians who set out in search of a better life. Eschewing the city life they've known— which is crowded, noisy, and full of annoying pests such as poets, lawyers, philosophers, and tax collectors— they seek out Epops, King of the Birds, who might advise them of the ideal place to settle. However, seeing the life of the birds, the two decide to convince Epops and the rest of the birds to build a Utopian city in the sky called Cloud Cuckoo Land!

Climenhaga Building, Poorman Black Box Theater
October 29-31 and November 2-3, 8:00 p.m.
November 1, 3:00 p.m.
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins (no intermission)

This performance is live-stream only.

The Birds Greek play