St. Ann’s Warehouse & Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens present
Directed by Nikos Karathanos
Adapted by Nikos Karathanos and Giannis Asteris
Centerpiece of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes
12 PERFORMANCES ONLY
MAY 2-13, 2018
Tickets start at $40
Following its sold-out World Premiere at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus and in Athens, Greece, this feast-for-the-senses, vibrant restaging of Aristophanes’ ancient classic brings two Athenians to the country of the birds. Fed up with their city and the gods who rule over it, the mortals ask the birds to build them a new utopia that “embraces our inherent need to dream and offers hope for decadence.” (Art Forum)
Performed in Greek with English supertitles.
Runtime: Approx. 120 minutes with no intermission
Centerpiece of Birds: A Festival by Aristophanes
Learn More about The Birds
Opening Night | SUN MAY 6
Voices On Talkback | THU MAY 10
Following the performance please join us for an artist talk back.
Inside Circle Dinner | THU MAY 10
Post-Show Lobby Party | FRI MAY 11
Following the performance please join us in the lobby for a post-show dance party with DJ Reborn
The Birds is co-produced by the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens. Supported by the Onassis Foundation.
Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes presented by Onassis Cultural Center New York.