The Birds at Hard Bargain, Oct 7-22
By Conor McPherson
Based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier
Directed by Michael Margelos
October 7 – 22, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm
Location: Hard Bargain Players
Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.
Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.
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