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Theatre Arts Productions

Foothill College Theatre Arts Presents:

The BirdsAristophanes’ The Birds

By Brian Reno & Gabrielle Vega Weissman

Directed by Tom Gough

The Story:

Originally performed in 414 BC, Aristophanes’ satirical comedy has been modernized and updated, allowing for production teams to tailor the play to their particular place and time. ARISTOPHANES’ THE BIRDS is a hilarious examination of humanity’s desperate need for control, privilege, and conspicuous consumption. Two movie moguls abandon an increasingly vain and shallow society, making their way into the desert to live among the birds. Seeking the freedom and tranquility that come with bird-living, they must make a case for why they deserve an avian transformation, but all they have to offer are the pieces of civilization they’ve tried to leave behind. In this blasting satire, this clever re-imagining begs the question: Can human beings truly go against their nature?

Performance Dates:

Thursdays November 10th & 17th at 8pm

Fridays November 4th, 11th & 18th at 8pm

Saturdays November 5th, 12th & 19th at 8pm

Sundays November 13th & 20th at 2pm

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The Lohman Theatre
(Parking Lot 8)


Theatre Parking

The Lohman Theatre

Please park in parking lot 8. As you enter the campus, head toward the fountain which will put you in a round-a-bout and you'll turn right in to parking lot 8.  On performance dates you may park in spaces marked 'Staff' and '1 hr Visitor Parking'.


The Smithwick Theatre

Please park in parking  lot 1.  As you drive on to campus, the parking lot will be on your right. The entrance is after the first curve. If you would like to access the theater without stairs drive around to parking lot 5 and take a rather long walk across campus. For elevator access instructions please click here.

Parking Permits

Are not required for these productions!