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John Swayze Theatre
at The New School of Northern Virginia 9431 Silver King Court Fairfax, VA 22031
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1 review
1 stars
Casual dress, arrive early - open seating - although all seats have good view of stage, as the theater is small.
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Look for the Hub Theatre Co. sign as the Swayze Theatre is not marked.
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"Birds of a Feather"
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4.8 average rating
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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

A charming, touching, funny show. The actors did a good job transitioning between characters and expressing their individuality. The production staging far exceeded my expectations for a suburban black box theater. They even have seat cushions...continued

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attended Jul 23 2011

Delightfully amusing, insightful, and clever exploration of relationships, some of them anthropomorphic.

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3 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

Excellent and thought-provoking entertainment. Witty and talented cast. Kudos!

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The Hub Theatre will close its third season with a world premiere from award-winning author and NPR personality, Marc Acito. __Birds of a Feather __opens on at the John Swazye Theatre at the New School of Northern Virginia where The Hub Theatre is in residence.  

The Fairfax-based Hub Theatre provides an interesting venue for Birds of a Feather. The play recounts the story of Roy and Silo, the two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins who partnered, adopted an egg, hatched and raised a chick together. Roy and Silo are no strangers to the spotlight. In 2005, they were the subject of a widely contested children’s book And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. The book, temporarily pulled from school bookshelves in Loudoun County, became one of the most banned books in the U.S.  

Helen Pafumi, The Hub’s Artistic Director says, “I think most great stories are love stories. Although extremely funny, absurd, and couched in the tale of these controversial topics, Birds of a Feather is, at its heart, a story about the many faces of love. Together, these ingredients make for a rich night of theatre, and we are excited to share it with our community.”  

Marc Acito is the author of the comic novels How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater (Editors’ Choice – The New York Times), and its sequel Attack of the Theater People. A former professional opera singer, Marc occasionally performs “singing commentaries” on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and writes the “Ask the Book Doctor” blog at The world premiere will be directed by accomplished stage director, Shirley Serotsky, who received a Helen Hayes nomination in 2008 for her Rorschach Theatre production of References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.  

The Hub Theatre, a professional, nonprofit theatre based in Fairfax, Virginia, is a member of the Arts Council of Fairfax and The Helen Hayes Awards.

By Marc Acito, directed by Shirley Serotsky

Featuring: Dan Crane, Matt Dewberry, Eric Messner and Jjana Valentiner

Creative Team: Robbie Hayes (Scenic Design), Andy Cissna (Lighting Design), Veronika Vorel (Sound Design), Deb Sivigny (Costume Design), Eric Arnold (Stage Management)