St. Ann’s Warehouse & Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens present
The Birds by Aristophanes
By Aristophanes

Directed by Nikos Karathanos

Adapted by Nikos Karathanos and Yiannis Asteris

Centerpiece of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes

12 PERFORMANCES ONLY
AMERICAN PREMIERE
MAY 2-13, 2018

Tickets start at $40
*SOLD OUT! A very limited number of tickets may become available on the night of each performance.  We will take a waitlist in person at the box office one hour prior to showtime. You may also click the “Check for Tickets” link at the top of this page. 


“HYPNOTIC, PRIMAL AND ETHEREAL…The Birds offers sights and sounds you won’t catch anywhere else in this city”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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.” (ArtForum)

Performed in Greek with English supertitles. Contains nudity, herbal cigarette smoking and loud sounds. Runtime: Approx. 120 minutes with no intermission

Centerpiece of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes
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READ The New York Times Feature>>


 


Learn More about The Birds

Read The New York Times feature on THE BIRDS
Read HERE>>

Rehearsal photos with the cast of THE BIRDS
View HERE>>

Watch an intro to Aristophanes's THE BIRDS from 414 B.C. to 2018 A.D.
Watch HERE>>


Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes
Events at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Nature of Justice: A Visual Arts Response to The Birds
MAY 3-13 | FREE
Contemporary art exhibition by Machine DazzleLouise Lawler, Sofia Stevi and Theo Triantafyllidis
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Art Tour of Nature of Justice: On The Birds
FRI MAY 4, 5PM | FREE | RSVP HERE>>
The Festival’s visual arts curator Mari Spirito offers a tour of the contemporary art exhibition Nature of Justice: On The Birds at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Opening Night | SUN MAY 6

Artist Panel Discussion
MON MAY 7, 7PM | FREE | RSVP HERE>>
A lively conversation with Anne Pasternak, Mari SpiritoAndreas Angelidakis, Reem Fadda; moderated by Afroditi Panagiotakou, Director of Culture, Onassis Foundation

Inside Circle Dinner | THU MAY 10

Voices On Talkback | THU MAY 10
Following the performance please join us for an artist talk back with Director Nikos Karathanos and the cast.

After-Show Party with DJ Reborn | FRI MAY 11, 9:30-11:30pm
Following the performance please join us in the lobby for a post-show dance party with DJ RebornAccess limited to show ticket holders

Pigeon Toes: Bird Walks in Brooklyn Bridge Park
SAT MAY 5 | FREE | RSVP HERE>>
Bird watching tour with Paul Sweet of the American Museum of Natural History

VIEW THE FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE HERE>>


 

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.