by Conor McPherson
The play is directed by Alejandra Gutierrez.
Performances in the Jubilee Cottage of Goodwood Museum
Celebrated Irish playwright Conor McPherson wrote the script as an adaptation of the same Daphne du Maurier short story that Alfred Hitchcock used for his screenplay in the notorious film of the same name starring Tippi Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette. The play, first performed in McPherson’s hometown of Dublin, is more faithful to the post-apocalyptic tone of the original story. Diane, Nat, and Julia are strangers who seek refuge from the omnipresent threat of birds, who have as a species apparently turned enemies of humans. The vision of Director Alejandra Gutierrez focuses on the effect of the extreme stress of this environment on the human psyche and on human behavior. Technical wizardry will surround the Jubilee Cottage with the birds' ominous sounds. With a stellar cast that includes veteran actors Erika Stone and Nathan Williamson, this performance promises to be deeply stirring and thought-provoking.
February 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 2022