Birds of North America might be for the birds, but that’s all part of the plan. Playwright Anna Moench’s winning entry from the 2016 BETC Generations new-play competition draws parallels between birdwatching and family dynamics in a story covering ten years in the lives of a father and daughter bound together by their love of cataloguing the avian world in the wild. The show opens for previews at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, and continues through November 12 at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. Because it’s a short leap from understanding the play’s symbolism to the physical act of carrying your binoculars into the field, BETC is partnering with the Boulder Audubon Society and Audubon Society of Greater Denver on a pair of post-performance birding conversations, as well as a guided nature hike at Boulder’s Sawhill and Walden Ponds over the weekend of October 27 through 29. For more information and tickets, $20 to $45, visit betc.org.
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