The Birds

This event occurs custom recurrence
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$11.50 - $24.50

Artwork by Jonathan Wood

The Birds

By Yvette Nolan
Directed by MFA Director Michelle Olson

Michelle Olson
Dorothy Somerset Studio
March 16-25, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Preview: March 15

Two humans seeking freedom and a better way of life travel to the land of the birds in this irreverent adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic comedy. While one has little regard for the land’s occupants and sets about constructing their own utopian “paradise”, the other begins to listen and respond to the birds with openness and curiosity. Unravelling typical notions of form and the colonial narrative, The Birds reflects on pressing contemporary issues of colonialism and reconciliation.


Wednesday, March 15
7:30 pm

Thursday, March 16–Saturday, March 25
7:30 pm

No performance on Monday, March 20.


Dorothy Somerset Studio
6361 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam.

Ticket Prices

Adult: $24.50 Senior: $16.50 Student: $11.50 


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