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Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Birds

February 07, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fine Arts
Studio Theatre

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Birds, adapted from the story by Daphne DuMaurier by Conor McPherson. Directed by Joel Grothe.

The story focuses on the heroic efforts of disabled farmer Nat Hocken to protect his family from the hordes of birds that relentlessly try to invade the family’s cottage. Nat does odd jobs around the neighborhood, and on his way home one evening in early December, he notices that there are more birds around than usual and that they have become strangely aggressive. When he arrives home, he hears on the radio that all over England something has happened to the birds. “The flocks of birds have caused dislocation in all areas,” says the broadcaster, and there is something sinister in the word “dislocation,” for it suggests that the order of nature has been broken and humanity has lost its dominion over the birds and beasts. When the government and the military admit that there is nothing they can do, Nat is forced to rely on himself to survive. It is survival of the fittest, and who knows who will win.

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