More about the play - The Birds tells the story of two citizens of Athens who leave the city because they are tired of corrupt politicians, failing democracy, and wealthy special interests. They want to find their own city, where the people can be safe and free! There is a problem, though: all the land around Athens already belongs to someone. The two decide to get creative, and ask the King of the Birds to build them a perfect city in the sky, where they assume that they can avoid making all of the mistakes of the people of Athens. That assumption, of course is very wrong, and they end up having to fight the gods themselves for their city.