Art of Warr Productions presents a new staging of Aaron Posner's irreverent and contemporary remix of Chekhov’s "The Seagull." More…
From the show:
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 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.
See it if You like “outside the box” types of shows. This is quirky in all the right ways. Long but worth it.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that make you think. This one definitely is a show that lives most happily in the dark corners of your brain.
See it if A really interesting piece and take on Chekhov's the seagull. Funny at times and innovative. All around good show.
Don't see it if 3 hrs long, if you dont like profanity or non traditional theater. Breaks the 4th wall.
See it if Very modern update with alot of audience interacting.
Don't see it if you want wordy part with not a lot of happening. Has two 10 minute intermission.
See it if your only experience with Posner is his "the joke is on the audience" "Life Sucks" and you want to see that he actually can write.
Don't see it if breaking the 4th wall is never acceptable to you and you need a traditionally constructed play
See it if U enjoy modern adaptations of classics and especially A Posner's Life Sucks & are willing to endure a not all that great production of one.
Don't see it if U dislike plays breaking 4th wall--especially one in which actors step out of character,sets & costumes that are inconsistent w/ text
See it if you missed the 2016 production; you want to see if Posner's text holds up with no bells and whistles; you want to support some rising talent
Don't see it if you need a polished production or actors that know how to project. But the text really stands on its own.
See it if You want to see the precursor to Posner's better-realized Life Sucks in a pretty threadbare production with an uneven if game cast.
Don't see it if Expecting a fully realized production. There's no great sense of a unifying vision here, something absolutely necessary for meta-theatre.
See it if a strong production of a brilliant show. You don't need to know or like Chekhov to appreciate this play, but it certainly will help.
Don't see it if small, blackbox productions that run nearly 3 hours aren't your thing. You don't like profanity or breaking the 4th wall.
See it if you'd like an Aaron Posner takeoff of Anton Chekov's The Seagull. Excellent acting, & as likeable as his Uncle Vanya redo, Life Sucks.
Don't see it if You don't like takeoffs, lots of F-bombs or even a little breaking through the 4th wall. Otherwise, can't recommend it enough.
See it if you want to see Chekhov's play deconstructed and transported to the 21st c.
Don't see it if you can't stand your classics tampered with, you don't like it when actors break the 4th wall
See it if want to see new play by Aaron Posner
Don't see it if too long, too much talking, using unnatural voices. Expect to look a little like Chechov's play "The Seagull", not as tasteless variation.
See it if you like farcical deconstructions of classic plays that explore subtle themes in over the top ways and well done meta-theaterical moments.
Don't see it if you want a straight play and a straight take on Checkov, do not like the above concepts. Want more ornate staging.
See it if Aaron Posners take on chekhov's the seagull. Very entertaining, good laughs and some sad moments. If you liked the recent production of
Don't see it if Life sucks. This is similar in nature with some audience participation and filled with zaniness.
See it if It is somewhat experimental but an interesting dive into love and life and the good and the bad. Creative and pain filled but special
Don't see it if Don’t see It if you want candy coated happy go lucky. It’s a trip.
See it if you enjoy theatre that is purposefully self-aware and uses solid talent.
Don't see it if you're not a "theatre person" as you might not connect with the material.
See it if like thoughtful and challenging play, energetic acting, intimate atmosphere
Don't see it if don't like the title or breaking of the 4th wall
See it if you're into Chekhov; don't mind low-budget plays; and are open to times of slowness and uneven performances - but overall not terrible
Don't see it if you don't want to sit through a long, unmemorable play
See it if You are a fan of Aaron Posner. I saw this play at the Pearl Theater previously and loved it. This production was disappointing however.
Don't see it if you like Aaron Posner's work and don't want to be disappointed by a poorly executed production.
See it if you want an updated script screaming CHEKHOV IS ABOUT EXISTENTIAL ANGST! in your face, most of the time amusingly.
Don't see it if your expectations were shaped by "Life Sucks." This was good, but not AS good.