Three siblings have been left their recently deceased father’s old, neglected aviary which he built years ago for his wife, whose soul, he believed, had been transformed into a small wren after her death. The oldest brother doesn’t care what they do with it--though his domineering wife Jane believes they should sell it to housing developers. Adele wants to give the aviary to her best friend, Olivia, to preach her strange new bird-centric religion. Ed, the youngest, just wants to let it slide further into decay until it eventually rots away into the earth. Tackling death, grief, love, relationships, commitment, religion, and birds, Adam Bock’s Five Flights is a funny, poignant exploration of moving forward and living life in spite of heartbreak.
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