The Woods Hole Theater Company will hold auditions for the thriller, “The Birds” by Conor McPherson, from a story by Daphne du Maurier, Sunday June 28 at 2 pm, Monday June 29 at 7 pm, and Tuesday June 30 at 7 pm at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. Director is William Kennedy.
There are roles for a woman late forties/fifties , a man forties/fifties , a woman in her twenties and a man in his fifties.
The play based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story, is also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.
Production dates are: September 10-12, 17-19, and 24- 26 at 8 pm. There will be one Sunday matinee TBD.