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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 the...

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