Colgate University Theater Presents: A Mouthful of Birds
By Caryl Churchill and David Lan
Adrian Giurgea, director
Brehmer Theater, Charles A. Dana Arts Center Showtimes:
Nov. 6–9, 2013, 8–10 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Following the unpredictable stories of seven seemingly normal characters, A Mouthful of Birds is a parable focusing on the themes of violence, escape, and self-discovery. Each story is told in the context of an introduction, an “undefended day” — when the character is possessed by a spirit, love, violence, or an addiction — and an aftermath.
Based on Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy Bacchae, the intricately designed play weaves scenes of Pentheus, the king of Thebes, with choreographed dances, revealing the human tendency to act irrationally.
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