This week, soar through the works of author and illustrator David Sibley at the Museum of American Bird Art. Then, a preview of the GBH broadcast of Tiger Style! Plus, virtual theater you can taste from Liars & Believers.
Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art presents an exhibition of paintings and illustrations by David Sibley. A lifelong birder, Sibley has written the go-to field guides for birders across America. This new exhibition, “What It’s Like to Be a Bird,” features more than 40 Sibley paintings from his new book of the same name, and all the art is accompanied by facts and new scientific discoveries relating to each type of bird.
“I try to illustrate the overall impression of the species,” says Sibley. “The blue jay being forward and its crest up, its bill open, kind of yelling at someone, and the dove sitting calmly. That helps to give the viewer a sense of the sort of broad personality of the species.”
“Tiger Style!” An audio play presented by the Huntington Theatre Company and GBH on 89.7 FM on Saturday, February 6 and as four podcast installments premiering today
Tune in to GBH 89.7 this Saturday, February 6 at 6pm to catch “Tiger Style!” Co-presented by GBH and the Huntington Theatre Company, “Tiger Style!” was a 2016 Huntington production (which Jared called “uproariously funny”) written by Mike Lew that has been freshly adapted as an audio play. This witty and clever satire dissects our understanding of Chinese parenting and notions of success through its main characters, Albert and Jennifer Chen. They are two siblings who rebel against their parents after becoming self-described “failures” as adults despite their academic successes.
“I grew up with a lot of sort of pressure to succeed academically,” says Lew. “And then I went through a kind of deprogramming, or sort of adjustment of expectations. In adult life, all of that pressure doesn’t necessarily result in the same kind of success that you can find in academics that you could find in the real world.”
Go beyond the typical Zoom theater experience with “Beyond A Winter’s Day,” the latest online production from experimental theater troupe Liars & Believers. A continuation of Liars & Believer’s “A Story Beyond,” this new performance brings the same cast of storytellers back for a series of tales, told through live-action, music and puppetry, that transcend time and space. Through a mix of live and pre-recorded segments, the actors and musicians in “A Story Beyond” come together to interact with the audience in new and exciting ways — perhaps most notably through food and drink recipes, which audiences are encouraged to create and consume at home along with the characters.
“From a young girl for whom life’s light has nearly been extinguished to heartfelt music to the ills of social prejudice, ‘Beyond a Winter’s Day’ features tales of today as path to our collective tomorrow,” says Jared.
— to www.wgbh.org