BirdLand Theatre presents Tony-nominated playwright Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's short story, which was also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film. Part of Origin’s 1st Irish Festival. More…
In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of mad attacking birds. The temporary sanctuary, however, provides little comfort, and when another refugee arrives with news of the outside world, paranoia takes hold of this makeshift fortress. A gripping and emotional look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
See it if you enjoy immersive theater; good acting; don't expect anything like Hitchcock's film of the same name; you support 59E59 Theater.
Don't see it if you are easily bored; are put off by gratuitous nudity which adds nothing much to the show; thought Hitchcock's film was awful; hate birds.
See it if you want drama about human interactions during catastrophes & not about birds (other than some mild sound effects they are basically missing
Don't see it if you are expecting Hitchcock suspense, or McPherson's natural monologues -the ones at the end seem contrived, just to give the play a plot
See it if You want to see some really good acting and don't mind not fully fleshed out characters.
Don't see it if You are expecting scary or a play of the famous film "The Birds." If you can't stand nudity on stage or excessive use of fog.
See it if like ambiguous shows that give much to think and talk about after the show. Fine acting. Wordy dramas that strive to be different,
Don't see it if you are expecting anything close to the movie. Resolutions. Bothered by male nudity, extreme use of fog machines.
See it if You want to see three actors give it all they have. They did the very best they could with the material at hand. Note: There are no birds.
Don't see it if You expect anything like Hitchcock's classic. Sadly, I felt neither threat nor terror from the phantom birds.
See it if You have never seen an avant garde show in a small black space with weird lighting effects and plotline you've seen better. And a naked man
Don't see it if you have a delusion that this is anything like Hitchcock. It was so non-suspenseful--I couldn't stop checking my watch.
See it if you are curious about this adaptation about the apocalypse in progress with somewhat sympathetic characters. Physical/spiritual survival?
Don't see it if you expect a thrilling and suspenseful night at the theater. It's less than advertised.