One of western theatre’s earliest comedies retold for today.

The Birds

by Yvette Nolan
director Keith Barker

Studio Ensemble

Performance Hall Comedy

October 17 - 20
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“entertaining and intellectually engaging…” -McGill Tribune

Two humans seeking a better way of life arrive in the fabled land of birds. Soon, they begin to recreate this newfound paradise in their own image, with no regard for the occupants of the land. Nolan’s potent adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic play re-situates it to Turtle Island, examining the Indigenous / settler relationship and respect for the land with an insightful wit and lasting resonance.

The Birds is approximately one hour and ten minutes in length with no intermission.

Thursday, October 17 7:30pm
Friday, October 18 2:00pm
Friday, October 18 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19 2:00pm (Relaxed Performance)
Saturday, October 19 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 2:00pm

photo credit Peter Pokorny

written by Yvette Nolan

director Keith Barker*
Indigenous co-cultural advisor Lindsay Delaronde
co-music directors Chelsea MacEwan & Danny Saretsky
music composers Chelsea MacEwan, Danny Saretsky & Regina Rios
stage manager Courtney Crawford
assistant stage manager Danny Saretsky
choreographer Pedro M. Siqueira
sound & projection design Jordan Holloway, Pedro M. Siqueira & Daniel Knapp
set design Stephie Bright & Marissa McClymont
scenic artist Carole Klemm
lighting design Nick Harrison & Emily Rose McTavish
costume design Emily Lutz & Ryan Nicolai
student marketing / box office / front of house Chelsea MacEwan & Regina Rios
props Olive Elzinga & Chevy Forsyth
business manager Alissa Grams

*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

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Relaxed Performance October 19, 2:00pm

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