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Summer Rep: THE BIRDS (Youth Production)
Fri, July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, July 27, 2019
FREE Theater in Maritime Heritage Park!
THE BIRDS is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. iDiOM Theater’s July 2019 production features a new adaptation by Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, performed by a cast ofteen actors from Sylvia Center’s Summer 2019 Youth Acting Program.
THE BIRDS tells the story of two citizens of Athens who have tired of their noisy city existence, and set out in search of a better life. They ask Epops, king of the birds, where he might advise them to settle, and eventually decide that the life of the birds is the life they are looking for.
Performances: Thu/Fri/Sat, July 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27
Venue: Maritime Heritage Park
Admission: FREE TO ALL
Running time: 60 minutes
About the SUMMER REP
THE BIRDS is part of Sylvia Center’s 2019 Summer Rep, an ambitious mini-season of five plays based on the mythology of Ancient Greece, presented in contemporary versions that are funny, surprising, and unexpected:
- BRISEIS by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao (Maritime Heritage Park)
- Sophocles’ AJAX (Sylvia Center for the Arts)
- Aristophanes’ THE BIRDS (Maritime Heritage Park)
- a new telling of Homer’s ODYSSEY (Sylvia Center for the Arts), and
- AN ILIAD by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare (Maritime Heritage Park)
Proceeds from the two paid indoor shows (AJAX, THE ODYSSEY) support and make possible three FREE shows in the park (BRISES, THE BIRDS, AN ILIAD).