The Commonwealth Shakespeare Theater in residence at Babson College will present “Birdy”, a play that explores the trauma young men carry back home from war.
WHEN: February 27, 2019 – March 10, 2019
WHERE: Carling-Sorenson Theater, Babson College, Wellesley
GET TICKETS: $15 – $40
In a Philadelphia suburb before World War II, Birdy spends his time collecting pigeons and canaries for his aviary. His best friend, Al, has more earthly interests like sports and girls, but is attracted to Birdy’s eccentricity, intelligence and commitment to his birds. But after both young men return from the war, they are forced to deal with the trauma of their experiences, both physical and psychological.
Birdy examines the effects of war on young lives, a topic that is just as relevant today as it was decades ago. The story also offers hope in the possibility of powerful friendships to heal the psychological wounds of war after the physical wounds have healed.
Contains adult language and brief nudity.
Adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton
Directed by Steven Maler
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3 at 3:00pm
Thursday, March 7 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 at 3:00pm
Running Time: 2 hours with intermission
By special arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd and Spring Sirkin.