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Your weekend: The Hermit Bird

Submitted by on 1, March 19, 2009 – 6:45 amNo Comment

posterVirago Theatre Company is staging the premiere of “The Hermit Bird,” by Los Angeles playwright John Byrd, through March 28 at Bridgehead Studio, 2516 Blanding Avenue.

Shows are at at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a special pay what you can show at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Otherwise, tickets are $5 to $20. This Friday, March 20 they’ll have a talk-back with the cast, director and playwright.

Here’s how Virago, which was founded in 2005 and endeavors to support new theater works, is billing the show:

A fresh and startling world premiere from Los Angeles playwright John Byrd about the surrendering of dreams, the soul and spirit of water, and the purity of an isolated young woman who witnesses the secrets of the past and future from a tattered couch in a beat-up trailer home. Secrets, long buried desires and haunted visions drive a rural family to the brink of disaster, where a choice must be made about who survives and what must be sacrificed.

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