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The Folger Theatre's colorful, imaginative production of "The Conference of the Birds" is a stage version, by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere, of 12th-century Persian writer Farid Uddi Attar's poem about self-knowledge and enlightenment. "The Conference of the Birds" tells the story of the birds of the world who are urged by their leader, the Hoopoe bird (Patty Gallagher), to observe...