WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION! When the world has gone to the birds, the cuckoo is king. Two shiftless con men scheme to exploit the power of the birds by encouraging them to build a fortress in the sky, from where they can lord over mankind and Gods alike. Aristophanes' classic comedy THE BIRDS is about corruption, weakness and power; how easily people are exploited based on fear, ego and greed; and how even noble ideas may be corrupted if those who have power are irresponsible and/or selfish. (Sound like anything going on now? Hm? Too soon?) Or, as John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton said to an Anglican bishop, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men..."
Performing in the Broadwater Black Box (Entrance at 6322 Santa Monica Blvd.)
Lemon Baardsen , Corinne Chooey, Travis Snyder-Eaton , Brian Hamilton, Therese Olson , Marc Antonio Pritchett, Safiya Quinley, Susan Stangl & Brenda Varda
Produced for Sacred Fools by Brian W. Wallis
Puppets - Joyce Hutter
Dramaturg - Christina Ceisel
Key Art - Collage by Sabrina Lloyd
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