“The Parliament of the Birds” by Guillermo Verdecchia, Around the World in 80 Plays
May 26 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am EDT
May 26th – June 30th
Believing better is possible is the first step. When the call goes out the birds of the world – all sizes, colours, and abilities – gather as one great flock, and embark on an epic journey in search of self, enlightenment, and truth. The beloved allegorical poem by Persian poet Farid al-Din Attar comes to life in a new adaptation filled with hope, that is both timeless and sits firmly in the present.
THE PARLIAMENT OF THE BIRDS By Guillermo Verdecchia, freely adapted from Farid Ud-Din Attar’s The Conference of the Birds. Directed by Soheil Parsa. Featuring: Raoul Bhaneja, Augusto Bitter, Oliver Dennis, Christef Desir, Liz Peterson, Arsinée Khanjian, Jani Lauzon, John Ng, Bea Pizano, Bahareh Yaraghi.
“Based on a twelfth-century Sufi poem, The Parliament of The Birds is an allegorical journey in search of enlightenment and truth. At its center, there is a longing for understanding and peace in a world troubled by hypocrisy, corruption and inhumanity. This play shows how storytelling can bridge differences by emphasizing our shared hopes, dreams and struggles,” said Soheil Parsa, Director.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLAYS
In partnership with CBC Ideas, your journey will include eight companion documentaries that explore the cultural and historical context from these countries and celebrate how they intersect with contemporary Canadian multiculturalism. Additional Extend Your Stay offerings will deepen your cultural understanding through film, literature, art, and food recommendations. Around the World in 80 Plays departs April 21, 2021, landing in new destinations weekly.