The Birds

written by Conor McPherson

directed by Jaie Deschene

It’s the near future and nature has turned against mankind. Swarms of birds have gathered, joining forces to destroy and devour any human they manage to catch. In an abandoned New England lake house, strangers Nat and Diane try to survive, listening to and learning the birds’ habits and patterns, along with each others’ secrets. Matters are complicated by the man across the lake who may be watching them, and the arrival of a young woman named Julia whose intentions may not be as they seem. Inspired by the same story, and just as chilling as the classic Hitchcock film, The Birds asks us how we would choose to write our own story, and just what we’d be willing to do to survive.

Content warning: Strong language, adult themes, dread/anxiety. Approximate film rating would be PG-13 to R.


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, November 5, 2021 at 8pm

Suggested Donation $5 — General Admission — No reservations required

All audience members are required to wear masks while in the building and to provide proof of vaccination at the door. Donations will be either in cash (no change) or through PayPal on your mobile phone.


The Birds was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville.

All audience members are requested to wear a mask. Read more on our response to COVID.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.






Sue Downing

Rajita Menon

Andrew Quinney

Stephen Turner

Production Team


Program Director

Jaie Deschene

Santiago Rivas