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The Birds

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Confusing, Excruciating

About the show

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.



September 15th, 2016
"A listless production...As directed by Stefan Dzeparoski, this interpretation from the Toronto-based Birdland Theater generates nary a ripple of suspense...The subliminal dread that Mr. McPherson elicits so hauntingly in his other works remains buried deep here, failing to surface even when char...
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September 15th, 2016
"Even a brilliant playwright can have an off day, but this NYC premiere is so shabbily conceived and executed, it’s hard to know where to place the blame...This humorless, generic script feels like a first draft, halfway to a screenplay, not delving enough into the characters’ twisted emotions......
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September 15th, 2016
"Irish playwright Conor McPherson bleeds out all suspense and transforms it into a soporific meditation on the psyches of post-apocalyptic survivors. Long before the seemingly endless play wraps up, you'll be wishing the damn birds would finish the job already...The play plods from one numbingly ...
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September 15th, 2016
"Dzeparoski's production comes off as neither sexy nor scary, two things that it desperately wants to be (despite the appearance of both full-frontal nudity and hazy fog effects to attempt to set the mood on both ends). Similarly, the acting is strangely detached throughout...The lack of tension ...
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