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Birds of a kind

Wajdi Mouawad

From 23.12.2023

ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

The award-winning play Birds of a kind, by the Lebanese-Canadian writer, director and actor Wajdi Mouawad, deals with the concept of identity as an aspect of self-definition but also with what it means to be trapped within rigid frameworks imposed on us by lineage, religion, tradition, family and ourselves.

Eitan, a German-Jewish genetics student at Columbia University, meets and falls in love with Wahida, an American student of Arab descent. Their relationship is met with hostility by Eitan’s Jewish family. The couple’s trip to Israel and a bomb attack that will send Eitan to hospital in a coma will be the starting point for a family’s past to be uncovered. Secrets reverberate, the truth erupts, and everything that is familiar is torn to pieces in the maelstrom of world events that engulfs the play’s characters.

From love at first sight to a terrorist attack, from laughter to screams, Mouawad weaves a love story with political dimensions and existential ramifications against the backdrop of the inextricable chaos of the Middle East. At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the author asks, “Why must we be so fixated on our lost identities?”

A heartbreaking family crisis comes to the Stage "Nikos Kourkoulos", where the familiar is fraught with violence and painful legacies. This is a play about identities, which while ensuring the security of belonging, at the same time create a prison for ourselves. In Birds of a kind, the characters plunge into a feverish journey of (self-)discovery, in a desperate attempt to fly like birds above and beyond the Israeli-Palestinian wall. For we must all be able to live like birds; like birds burning “with desire for the other, the different, and for this desire to be absolute, infinite, spiritual…”.

 

Information

Wednesday & Thursday| General admission €16
Friday| General Admission €13
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays| (single price) €20

 

SPECIAL PRICES 

Student/youth (up to 28 years of age)
€10 (not including premium seats)

Over-65s
Wednesday| €10 (not including premium seats)
Thursday – Sunday| €13 (not including premium seats)

Unemployed
every day (not including premium seats) €5

Disabled
(every day) €5| disabled companion €5

Large families
every day |(not including premium seats) €10

Entrance for drama school students, members of Greek Actors Union, and Theatre Studies Students is free (does not apply at weekends).

On bank Holidays, weekend prices apply.

Restricted view seats €10

EXPERIMENTAL STAGE - EMERGING ARTISTS | Actions  8€

Early Bird | 10€

NTG box offices are closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
At NTG box offices (Ziller Building & Rex Theatre)
Debit or Credit cards may be used at NTG box offices and
at TIcketservices, online purchase of tickets: www.ticketservices.gr/ Tel: 210 7234567/ Ticketoffice: Panepistimiou 39 (Pesmazoglou Arcade)

From 23.12.2023

ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

from 22/12 to 6/1
Tuesday - Saturday | 20:00

from 7/1
Wednesday & Sunday | 18:30
Thursday - Saturday | 20:00

Duration: 180' with intermission

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Birds of a kind

Wajdi Mouawad

ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

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