THE BIRDS by CONOR MCPHERSON 
             (from the Daphne DuMaurier short story)
  
The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Conor McPherson's chilling and suspenseful thriller, THE BIRDS (from the Daphne DuMaurier short story), on its Main Stage at 125. So. 7th St. on the corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula opening Friday, June 23 and running until Sunday, July 30. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and SPECIAL SUMMER SUNDAY MATINEE TIME OF 4:00 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00, Children $18.00. Reservations may be made online or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645
 
In THE BIRDS mysterious masses of birds have begun to violently attack at high tide driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned house by the sea.  With no electricity and scarce food, the tension-inside and out-is palpable.  The arrival of a young woman with a mysterious nature of her own complicates the balance in the house.  Based on Daphne DuMaurier's short story that inspired the Hitchcock film,THE BIRDS, Conor McPherson's play is a chilling psychological portrait of fear and alienation.
 
THE BIRDS is directed by returning SPTC set designer and  actor Jeff G. Rack.  Mr. Rack is currently Artistic Director of the acclaimed Los Angeles tradition, WICKED LIT.  Cast Members include Kathleen Bosworth as Diane, Taylor Kasch as Nat, Juliana Acosta as Julia, and Allan Noel as Tierney.  Leslie Nichols produces with the support of Design Team: Jeff Rack-Set, Gary Richardson-Lights, Barbara Pedziwiatr-Costume, and Gail Heck-Props. 

 
Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS (from the Daphne DuMaurier short story) is the third show of Santa Paula Theater Center's Main Stage Centennial Season celebrating the 100th birthday of its building.   Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz Aug. 25-Oct. 1, and It's a Wonderful Life: On the Air adapted by Fred Helsel Nov. 17-Dec. 23  round out the remainder of the year.  Prorated Season Subscriptions are still available through our web site www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.  Individual tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for Seniors/Students.  This production contains strong language and is recommended for audiences ages 15 and above.  For reservations go online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or call the Box Office at  805.525.4645Performances are Friday and Sat. evenings at 8 pm and Sunday Mat. at 4:00 pm.

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