STUPID FUCKING BIRD
Stupid Fucking Bird
written by Aaron Posner
Directed by Erin Wilson
March 16 - 31, 2018
‘The show is smart enough to have it both ways: It mines The Seagull for classical heft even while giving it the bird.”
— Washington Post.
*Familiarity with The Seagull is not required to enjoy, laugh and be miserable!
Guest director Erin Wilson (Pure Core Ensemble Member) helms an allstar cast of What If? Collective favorites in this wildly imaginative and irreverent send-up of Anton Chekhov's theatrical masterpiece The Seagull.
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg draw the famously subtextual inner thoughts of Chekhov’s characters explicitly to the surface. STUPID FUCKING BIRD will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
SUITABLE FOR AGES 14 +
Production cast and crew:
Director: Erin Wilson
Production Manager: Caroline Tweedy *
Set Design/Construction: Ryan Miller
Costumes: Charleston Costume Design and Rental
Emma: Beth Curley *
Trig: Kyle Barnette *
Conrad: James Ketelaar *
Nina: Sarah Callahan Black *
Mash: Bess Lawson *
Dev: Darryl LaPlante
Sorn: Laurens Wilson
* indicates member of What If? Collective acting company
Show Dates: March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30pm
March 18 & 25 at 6:00pm
Tickets: $25 Adults / $20 Senior/Military / $15 Students
All shows at 84 1/2 Society Street