sort of adapted from “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov

by Aaron Posner
directed by Nathan Motta
September 6 - 29, 2019

Cleveland Premiere

2014 MacArthur Award Winner for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical

Run time: 120 minutes
one fifteen minute intermission
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity


The story

STUPID FUCKING BIRD is a hilariously irreverent remix of the classic play that stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how astounding love, art, and growing up can be.

Be ready for anything in this trailblazing adaptation full of original songs and witty banter. This season opener will tickle, tantalize, and invite you to consider how art and love fuel our pursuit of happiness.

“Aaron Posner’s savvy, petulant blitz through Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ [is] less an adaptation of Chekhov’s landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe…sometimes it blows Chekhov up, and sometimes the play explodes with a genuinely Chekhovian release of emotion. The show is smart enough to have it both ways: It mines ‘The Seagull’ for classical heft even while giving it the bird..”
— The Washington Post

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