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Stupid F**king Bird

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (32)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing
77
Avg Score

45
Disappointing, Boring, Tacky, Unfinished, Preachy

See it if you want to be as tortured as a Chekovian character

Don't see it if you like good acting and good direction and good writing

Also I can't help but compare this to Moscow X 6 and it pales. This is a ve... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like Chekhov, good acting and engaging characters and discussions of life philosophy and the big questions.

Don't see it if don't like a play based on The Seagull or hearing the word f***k a whole bunch of times.

53
Weak production values, Underdirected, Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy reinventions of classics,playful acting and surprising shifts

Don't see it if You saw the much better realized 'Life Sucks' which knew what tone to play in.

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like the classics reinterpreted for today.

Don't see it if want to see unadulterated Chekhov.

85
Doting, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see strong performances.

Don't see it if you are not interested in an adaptation of The Seagull by Chekov. Runs the line of knowing its source material and being "theatre centric."

99
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like clever updates on the classics and if you want to see a talented cast that really gels onstage

Don't see it if If you don't like plays that break the fourth wall If you don't like intermissions

Also This is a provocative play, funny and heartbreaking and unafraid to po... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy excellent acting and a script that is insightful, witty and profound.

Don't see it if You don’t can’t get there soon!


October 10th, 2019
"This updated, deconstructed Chekhov adaptation keeps it real with profanity and a tragic sense of life…I admire the writing and directing in this provocative show, which is very much for our century… Warr's direction allows for a lot of alienation and numerous moments of palpable tenderness."
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