Above: Jeremiah J. Lowry and Carolyn Kodes in rehearsal for The Birds, 2016.
Conor McPherson boldly adapts for the stage the Daphne du Maurier short story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
The play takes us to an isolated house, where strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from the relentless masses of attacking birds which are hitting the eastern seacoast in the not-too-distant future. There they find relative sanctuary, but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a constant sense that someone lurks in the shadows to take what little comforts the couple shares. When the young and alluring Julia seeks refuge with the couple, her presence brings both unsettling news of the outside world and a growing discord in their claustrophobic existence. Survival becomes even more elusive as paranoia takes hold of their makeshift fortress.
Diane: Carolyn Kodes
Nat: Jeremiah J. Lowry
Julia: Krystal Moya
Tierney: Lincoln Machula
Asst. to Director: Kendall Johnson
Stage Managers: Kendall Johnson, Kevin Troy
Board Op: Eric Beckley
Set Design: Niccole Powers
Set Construction: Bradley Ashby, Niccole Powers
Asst. Set Construction: Chase Powers
Lighting Design: Brian Hagy
Costume Design: Thom Schnarre
Props: Tanino Minneci
Poster Design: Kay Bohannon Holley
Sound Design: Mike Prosise
SFX Makeup: Krystal Moya
Run Crew: Alexis Nau, William Penne
Producers: Latrelle Bright, Thom Schnarre