The Birds take flight Nov. 16-20 at UTPA Theatre
Posted: 11/04/2011
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For its final fall Main Stage production, The University of Texas-Pan American Theatre presents the classic Greek comedy of The Birds Nov. 16-20.

Written by ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, the comedy will run Nov. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in the UTPA Communication Arts and Sciences Building located on the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road.

The play is about the discovery of Cloudcuckooland, a city of birds that rules over Athens and Olympus, and satirizes the actual government of Athens. Ever since it was rediscovered during the Renaissance, the play has been considered one of the greatest comic satires ever written. The Birds was first produced in the year 414 B.C., just when the success or failure of the Athenian campaign in Sicily hung in the balance, though already the outlook was gloomy and many circumstances pointed to future disaster.

Reserve seating is $12, general admission, $8 and $3 for non-UTPA students with their school ID. UTPA students/faculty/staff receive free admission in general admission seating with a UTPA valid ID plus one free guest.

This production contains language that might be offensive to some audience members. No children below the third grade will be admitted.

For reservations, group reservations or to request a season brochure you may call the University Theatre Box Office at (956) 665-3581.