The Birds by Conor McPherson

Go see the mysterious and thrilling, The Birds performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. This classic Hitchcock thriller has been a favorite of mine since I was young. We used to attend the Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies, part-live action show at Universal Studios in Florida every year. Even though I knew what was going to happen during the production it was always eery. This play is no different. Conor McPherson’s adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds is dark, dramatic, mysterious and frightening. It begins with a narration that is a bit dry and long, but soon picks up once the characters begin the live performance. It isn’t long into the beginning of the play before you become engaged. Relationships begin to develop and you start to feel as if you are actually in the show with the cast. Each day that goes by, is one more day they have survived the birds. For whatever reason, the birds have turned on man and soon they become the only living humans around. They must fend for themselves and find food and water to sustain life. But, you will find that what creeps outside is nothing compared to what horror lives inside. The set design is phenomenal and the reenactment of the actual birds is fantastic. I left the show wanting more. This was great entertainment for the Halloween season. If you attend the performance on the 31st, you are invited to wear a costume.

Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays and the final Saturday is at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $22-$36.

The cast includes the young and talented Sara Clark, the beautiful Sherman Fracher, the handsome Nicholas Rose and the ever charming Brent Vimtrup.

The theater is located at 719 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-381-2273 or Email: boxoffice@cincyshakes.com

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