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'The Birds' takes stage tonight

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jul 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM

HURON — Following last week’s production of “A Chorus Line,” the Huron Playhouse debuts its second play of the 2016 season this week, “The Birds.”

The production runs from July 12 through 15 with shows running promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Group prices are available for groups of 10 or more.

This play is based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier’s and penned by playwright Conor McPherson.

Like Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film of the same name, the play is a suspense-filled tale which begins when birds start to attack people for no understandable reason. The Huron Playhouse’s website calls it a “chilling psychological experience.” Three strangers take refuge in an abandoned house when the birds attack with no electricity, not much food and no possible way to reach out for help.

Chantel Thea Cumberbatch takes the part of Julia, Hank Fodor is Nat, Katherine Jones is Diane and Joe York plays Tierney.

Following “The Birds,” the Huron Playhouse will debut its third show, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” from July 19 through 22.

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