The Birds


The Birds


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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 Pisthetaerus 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.

Estimated Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins (no intermission)

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Classics | History | Theatre and Performance Studies

The Birds