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In celebration of Pangea's 20th Year we return to our first production with a full remounting of Conference of the Birds
Based on a Poem by Farid ud Din Attar
Adapted by Meena Natarajan
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
April 1- April 16, 2016
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:30
Post Performance discussions on Fridays and Saturdays
April 3rd - Pay What You Can
April 7th - Special Matinee at 10 a.m.
Tickets: $18 - General Admission, $15 - Groups of 10 or more,
$12 -Students and Seniors
Tickets may be purchased online or call 1-800-838-3006.
Venue: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55408.
Conference of the Birds metaphorically maps out the journey of the human ego and the quest for truth. In this classic tale, the birds of the world take flight on a pilgrimage to find their celebrated king, but the dangers and hardships encountered along the way cause many in the flock to abandon their search. In the end the small number of birds that survive uncover a profound secret.
"Come on, birds, put on the cloak of nothingness, drink from the cup of annihilation! Let's go. The journey is many years ahead."
Ensemble on stage: Sandra Agustin, Ricardo Beaird, Heidi Berg, Adlyn Carreras
Beverly Cottman, Maryam Houshyar, Masanari Kawahara, Thomas LaBlanc
Alberto Panelli, Atquetzali Quiroz
Live Music by: Dan Rein
Lighting Designer: Mike Wangen
Costume Designer: Jeff Stolz
Choreographer: Sandra Agustin
Why Does 2016 Need Conference of the Birds?
The ensemble speaks about the importance
of Conference of the Birds in 2016.
Video by Sarah Valli