Stupid Fucking Bird

by Aaron Posner
sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Tickets $20 to $35

About

STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vinetta Strombergs.

Posner’s widely critically acclaimed work was originally produced by legendary theatre group Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. in Washington DC in May 2013, where it won the Helen Hayes award for best new play.

Subsequently produced all over the US to rave reviews and sold out houses, this is the much anticipated Canadian premiere.

An irreverent update, a completely fresh and inspired version of Chekhov’s masterpiece looking at unrequited love and emotional misery in a entirely hilarious new way. A comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.

It is wickedly funny, heart-breaking, truthful, angst-ridden, meta-theatrical, multi-generational, and a perfect ensemble piece. Its not just a new translation or adaptation of a period piece but a sharply drawn contemporary investigation of those iconic characters, their needs and wants and realities. Rather than being a classic of the Moscow Art Theatre, it belongs to our North American present; it reflects our now.

Cast & Creative

Cast
Rachel Cairns
Richard Greenblatt
Brendan Hobin
Karen Knox
Craig Lauzon
Daniel Maslany
Sarah Orenstein

Director
Vinetta Strombergs

Set and lighting design
Steve Lucas

Costume design
Christine Urquhart

Stage Manager
Lin-Mei Lay

Produced by The Bird Collective

This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.

Quotes

The expletive smack in the middle of the title of Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of “The Seagull” is not there for decoration, or even provocation. It is wholly emblematic of Mr. Posner’s raw, theatrically audacious version of this Chekhov classic.
- The New York Times
Even if you have never seen The Seagull or pondered the meaning of performance art, Stupid Fucking Bird will captivate you with its unexpected insights into the human capacity for love, misery, and creative self expression. If you are a lover of Chekhov or a student of the theater it just might blow you away.
- Talkin' Broadway
Rarely have the characters of Anton Chekhov felt as alive as they do in Stupid F**king Bird...this play's characters speak with a distinctly contemporary tongue.
- TheaterMania.com
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Location

Pop-up Toronto Theatre
270 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H8
The corner of King & Duncan Street (Formerly Golf Town)

Accessibility

This theatre is not an accessible venue. There are 4 steps outside meeting the sidewalk and 7 steps inside to the venue.

For further information on the venue, please call TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or, toll free, at 1-800-461-3333

Map of 270 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H8

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Tickets & Schedule

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Tickets sold in advance $20 to $35 (inc taxes)
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Tickets at door are $5 more than online or by phone.

Dates

February 28th to March 19th, 2017

Performance Schedule

Box office opens 90 minutes prior to performance time.

February 28 to March 5
Previews - Tues. and Wed. 8PM
Thu. to Sat. 8PM & Sun. 2PM
Sun. 7PM

March 7 to 12
Wed. to Sat. 8PM & Sun. 2PM
Sun. 7PM

March 14 to 19
Wed. to Sat. at 8PM & Sun. 2PM
Sun. 7PM

Running Time

2 hours 20 minutes (includes intermission)

Audience Advisory

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains mature language and content (surprise!), brief nudity, loaded guns and theatre people. Children under 12 are not permitted.

General Admission

Seats are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets sold in advance $20 to $35 (inc taxes)
Buy tickets online or call TicketKing at
416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333

Tickets at door are $5 more than online or by phone.

Stupid Fucking Bird Toronto Poster

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