By Aaron Posner
Sort of Adapted from THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekov
Directed by Theodore Swetz
An aspiring playwright, a beautiful young actress, an aging Hollywood star and a famous author discover the messed up joys and thrilling heartbreaks of the struggle to create new art. In this hilarious reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner pits two tangled generations of star-crossed lovers against each other in the search for love and true meaning. With original songs, boundary-crossing innovation, and irreverent wit, STUPID F##KING BIRD gives the finger to one classic play.
“[A] funny, heartbreaking, fourth-wall battering post-punk manifesto.”
– Alex Huntsberger, New City
“STUPID F##KING BIRD is the best Chekhov adaption in two decades.”
– Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
“Exceptionally smart, exceptionally funny.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
STUPID F##KING BIRD is on Unicorn Theatre’s Levin Stage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The show runs November 29th to December 23rd, 2017. Previews are November 29th, 30th and December 1st. Opening Night isDecember 2nd. Featured Friday pre-show events are scheduled for and December 8th and December 15th. Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for December 5th, 10th and 17th.
Performances run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.For those who are unable to afford a full price ticket, they may “Pay What U Can” at performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; because we believe art is for everyone.
Tickets are now on sale. Call 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, go online at www.UnicornTheatre.org or buy in person during box office hours located at 3828 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Special discounts are available for groups of 10+, seniors (65+) and students.
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