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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

I was very disappointed with the way this beautiful work of art by Farid ud Din Attar was so distastefully represented. It was quite crude, and seemed to cater to an audience which they deemed to be unappreciative of the classic work of a 13th...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from artsfan
32 events 5 reviews

Fuzzy philosophy underlying the play. Superb acting (and singing) from the cast. Inventive and entirely appropriate set and costumes.

reviewed Oct 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from KvdV
15 events 3 reviews

Folgers is always a wonderful spot. Acting, music and sparse set were great but the actual material of the 'play' was not suited to the stage, very odd.

reviewed Oct 26 2012 report as inappropriate
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“A beautiful mash-up of music, physical theater … and ancient Persian poetry.” —”Washington Post_":


Stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook

Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar

Directed by Aaron Posner

Original music performed by Tom Teasley

A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine.

The Conference of the Birds is equal parts hero’s quest, moral fable, tall tale, adventure story, religious parable, buddy movie, and poetic flight of fancy,” says director Aaron Posner. “It is an astonishing work, and, hopefully, unlike anything you have likely ever seen before.”

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