Stupid Fucking Bird
by Aaron Posner, directed by Michael Michetti
sort of adapted from "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
June 19 - August 10, 2014

A Co-production with Circle X Theatre Co.

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 10

In this irreverent remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, an aspiring young director rails against 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 life, art, and growing up can be. Chekhov's characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody fucking pulp.

"Stupid Fucking Bird Is the Best Chekhov Adaptation in Two Decades: Stupid Fucking Bird is the most authentic, self-aware, playful, pathos-filled, unassuming and world-wise adaptation of Chekhov I’ve seen since Louis Malle’s 1992 film, Vanya on 42nd Street. How does one have Chekhov speak to 21st-century America? See this production." - Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

CRITIC’S CHOICE "Director Michael Michetti leads what may be Charles McNulty’s favorite ensemble of year: The whole profane title of Stupid … Bird which opened last weekend at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, can’t be printed in a family newspaper. But I can entreat those of you with a love of Anton Chekhov and a taste for theatrical horseplay to rush out and see Aaron Posner’s bright, jocular and not in the least offensive modernization of The Seagull." Charles McNulty, The LA Times

"Boston Court Scores a Bullseye With Their West Coast Premiere of Stupid Fucking Bird: Chekhov aficionados open to the humanizing of his high-brow archetypes will delight in playwright Aaron Posner’s smartly written and irreverent take on Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull. As briskly directed by Michael Michetti, the first act whizzes by with the prerequisite introductions and conflicting relationships identified, eliciting loads of laughter and unexpected audience interactions." Gil Kaan, Broadway World

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Featuring: Adam Silver, Amy Pietz, Arye Gross, Charlotte Gulezian, Zarah Mahler, Will Bradley, Matthew Floyd Miller

Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, Scenic Designer; Elizabeth Harper, Lighting Designer; Rob Oriol, Sound Designer; Mallory Kay Nelson, Costume Designer; Sean Cawelti, Video Design; Jenny Smith, Prop Design; Julia Flores, Casting Director; Andrew Lia, Stage Manager; Mila Sterling, Graphic Designer; Ed Krieger, Production Photograher

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