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.)
as Euelpides / A Herald
Corinne Chooey as Bird Chorus Leader 1 (Hawaiian Hawk)
Brian Hamilton as An Oracle-Monger / An Informer / Heracles / Crow
Therese Olson as Bird Chorus Leader 2 (Thunderbird) / Melanie Daniels
Marc Antonio Pritchett as Epops (the Hoopoe) / A Dealer in Decrees / Poseidon
Safiya Quinley as A Poet / Iris / Triballus / Crow
Travis Snyder-Eaton as Travis / Prometheus / A Parricide / An Inspector
Susan Stangl as Bird Chorus Leader 3 (Buzzard)
Brenda Varda as Pithetaerus
Produced for Sacred Fools by Brian W. Wallis
Puppet Design / Projection Design / Costume Support - Joyce Hutter
Costume / Puppet / Video Assistant - Ruth Silveira
Dramaturgy / Prop Assistant - Christina Ceisel
Show Photography - David Haverty
Key Art - Collage by Sabrina Lloyd
- Sacred Fools Company Member
If you've never seen or read Aristophanes' The Birds, the new Sacred Fools production is a fun way to experience a story that even 2400-some years later, is woefully relevant... the production is extremely solid with a top-notch ensemble, tight direction, excellent use of music and singing, and smart production and ensemble.
Read the full review at the link below.
Ⓒ 2019 Gia On the Move