Aristophanes The Birds
Synopsis of my design: The set design is based on the theme escapism. The
story evolves around two men in a mental institution. They experience
Hallucinogenic dreams and illusions of escaping reality and society.
They travel on a matrix in their dreams, bringing them in and out of
reality, their journey brings them to another dimension, a new world
surrounds them, birds are seen everywhere, appearing out of crickets and
hidden places. They go to live with birds and built a city in the sky
with telegraph poles, eventually they start viewing themselves as birds.
They have left the old world, leaving behind a society with laws of
Conformity, debt, rules and civic responsibility, which they reject.
Eventually the world they built resembles society, which they were
escaping from. They wake up from a dream in a mental ward with beds
under the telegraph poles, lit like street lights, to see nurses
resembling birds, waiting to medicate them, starting the process all