Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

If We Were Birds

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If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

When King Pandion marries his daughter Procne off to war hero King Tereus, she must leave her beloved sister Philomela behind. After years of isolation in a foreign land, Procne begs Tereus to collect her sister for a visit. When confronted with Philomela’s beauty, Tereus’s desire triumphs over reason, igniting a chain of horrific events. A deeply affecting and thought-provoking re-imagining of Ovid’s masterpiece "Tereus, Procne, and Philomela," Erin Shields’s award-winning play is an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its aftermath delivered through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Read more about If We Were Birds at the Playwrights Canada Press website.

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