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The Birds is the tale of two gentlemen of Athens who, revolted by the life of their hometown, by its politics, poetry, religion, and business, travel to a high land where the birds dwell. They persuade the birds to set up their own kingdom, fight the gods and establish their own supremacy on earth. This is a comedy, a satire, a farce, with opportunities for the highest order of low comics in the burlesque tradition. The actors speak directly to the audience, make asides about the structure of the plot and threaten ill-speaking critics with nothing sort of immolation.

Translation by: Walter Kerr

Directed by: Russ Fast

Sets and costumes: Stephen Weagle

Lighting: Trevor Odell

Original music composed and arranged by: Evangelos Fampas

Original lyrics: John Neil-Harris

Stage Manager: Ellen Feldman

Produced by: Yannis Simonides 


Pithetaerus: Yannis Simonides

Evelpides: Russ Fast

Epops: Alexis Mylonas

Procne: Julia Kiley

Iris: Demetra Karras

Prometheus: Ahvi Spindell

Heracles: Chris Koronios

Chorus Leader: Jon Neil-Harris


A production of the Greek Theatre of New York – EllinikoTheatro


At the GTNY theatre, 120 West 28thStreet in NYC

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