The Caged Bird Sings

Date: Tuesday, June 11–Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Show Duration: 80–90 minutes

Price: $36 Regular | $32.40 Friends, Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

Include a contribution to support Canadian artists: $55 Regular | $49.50 Friends, Students, Seniors, and Arts Workers

Limited number of rush tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

Experience a re-imagining and radical adaptation of parts of Rumi’s Masnavi with a special presentation of The Caged Bird Sings, an original piece by Rouvan Silogix, Rafeh Mahmud, and Ahad Lakhani, presented by the Aga Khan Museum, in association with Theatre ARTaud. The Modern Times Stage Company production, performed in the round, features three prisoners — two star-crossed lovers and scientists Rumi and Jin — who share a cell with Sal, a mysterious vagrant. As they navigate their newfound reality and reconcile their past lives, they are haunted by ghosts and demons of their own making. The piece explores Sufi mysticism, ideas of Fanafillah, the prisons — literal and metaphorical — that we are put in, that we put ourselves in, and that we create ourselves, and how and whether it’s possible to escape such prisons.

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