Daphne du Maurier's short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, is adapted by Conor McPherson in this gripping, unsettling and moving look at human relationships in the face of chaos. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary, but not comfort or peace. There's no electricity, little food and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. "The Birds" come to life at the Las Vegas Little Theatre.