Following its world premiere at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus and in Athens, Greece, this vibrant restaging of Aristophanes’ ancient classic brings two Athenians to the country of the birds. More…
Originally performed in 414 BC, Aristophanes comedy tells the story of two middle-aged men who, fed up with their city and the gods who rule over it, ask the birds to build them a new utopia.
Performed in Greek with English supertitles.
See it if you enjoy Greek language drama interpreted in a contemporary format. Many current references to our world today. The cast is exuberant .
Don't see it if you enjoy linear plays that seem to flow, The Birds seems to explode outwardly in all directions. Contains nudity and use of toy guns.
See it if you enjoy alternative theater that is particularly creative. The staging of the birds is great.
Don't see it if you require a sensible and comprehensible narrative
See it if You are ready for a real adventure in theatrical interpretation of a classic full of energy, humor and strange insights.
Don't see it if Reading supertitles is not for you since this is in Greek
See it if you can focus on the beauty of the Greek poetry in the midst of unnecessary exhibitionism and chaos. It is a comedy but this is more hostile
Don't see it if you are offended by gratuitous nudity and if you are looking for more structure and coherence
See it if you are interested in international productions, like movement-driven pieces, or like shows that fully utilize the given space
Don't see it if you have a hard time with subtitles or are opposed to nudity
See it if Energetic, enthusiastic ,pretty over the top company of young actors. Great space, staging. If you liked the play hair, you will like this.
Don't see it if You expect to see the authentic old comedy of aristophanes and if you dont like a lot of nudity.
See it if One of the best plays I’ve ever seen. It’s an absolute must-see for anyone interested what theater could/should be. Also it's a wild party!
Don't see it if you prefer dusty broadway revivals
See it if if you want to see something refreshing, unusual interpretation of classic play and hear (modern) Greek!
Don't see it if you have issue with nudity, also if you don't want to see a 2 hours play w/n intermission.
See it if you would like to join the performers on stage for a (wet) scene or you want to see several women bare their breasts for no apparent reason.
Don't see it if you want to be reminded of the worst shows you've ever seen at The Flea and want to pay five times what those amateur-hour shows cost you
See it if you're curious about an updated version of a Greek comedy; you want a show blending theater/dance/song that isn't exactly a musical
Don't see it if you're bothered by nudity or subtitles, you want a traditional production of this Aristophanes play
See it if You are so used to watching the super quick super titles. You enjoy satiric productions.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing a lot nudity and being hit by some toy guns.
See it if you enjoy a play in a different language, and that is based on a Greek Classic.
Don't see it if you want to have some easy entertainment, and if you do not like seeing nudity on the stage.
See it if You like re-imagining of classic Greek work, inventive staging, or foreign language theater.
Don't see it if You want something with a more linear narrative or stronger plot.
See it if you love ancient theater brought back to life.
Don't see it if you can't handle the script being entirely in Greek with subtitles on the wall.
See it if great music saves everything; you like a Shkspr in the Park approach to classics—less academic but uncovers all latent entertainment value
Don't see it if you strongly prefer uptown over downtown theater, illusionism; must understand everything; you don’t expect to see people acting like birds
See it if You are happy to trade much of Aristophanes wit for a visual feast of dance, song and casual nudity.
Don't see it if You would prefer to indulge in the political satire and jabs at human behavior, and have the means to buy a good translation.
See it if u speak Greek (2 hrs of it w/ English projected titles), are a fan Greek mythology, or r interested in an absurd hectic squawking lame mess
Don't see it if you are expecting a tight performance with a moral message based in mythology (like I was). It was like a provincial art school performance
See it if you want to see a pure sensational theatre. It does not move you by language, but it moves you by actions and sounds.
Don't see it if you are not a big fan of watching performance and subtitles at the same time.