Conference of the Birds
June 28 - June 30, 2013
A Staged Reading
Written by Meena Natarajan
Adapted from the poem by Farid ud Din Attar
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
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.
Cover art by Ali Can Meydan
Performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago
Friday, June 28 at 8pm
Saturday, June 29 at 8pm
Sunday, June 30 at 4pm
Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (312) 857-1234 x201.
Presented in collaboration with the Ismaili Community of Chicago, an Artistic and Cultural Diversity Initiative funded by The Chicago Community Trust.