‘The Birds’ are coming

The Lancaster Players will present “The Birds,” a staged reading by Conor McPherson, August 16-25 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

“Typically a stage reading is performed without sets or costumes,” said director Jacqueline Allen. “It’s a simplified production focused on highlighting the text and supercharging the audience’s imagination.

“Our ‘Birds,’ however, is more fully developed. In addition to the set and costumes, there will be stage movement, extensive sound effects and special lighting techniques—everything one expects from a theatrical experience. The only difference is that the actors…