“Stupid Fucking Bird,” a play by Aaron Posner and directed by Theodore Swetz, the Patricia McIlrath Endowed Chair in Theater Arts at UMKC Theatre, is a creative, visceral, hysterical and heartfelt ride inspired by Anton Chekov’s seminal play “The Seagull.”
In this production, an aspiring director, 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.
“Posner has created a wonderful event that all can enjoy,” Swetz said. “He has created a unique play that surprises an audience with its delightful sense of humor and shifts of style as it engages them in a powerful story of family, ambition and the abusive power of celebrity. ‘Stupid F##king Bird’ is one of the most produced contemporary plays in the country, join us and see why.”
“Stupid F##king Bird,” is on the Unicorn Theatre’s Levin Stage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. Previews are Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. Opening Night is Dec. 2. Featured Friday pre-show events are scheduled for and Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for Dec. 5, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.
Performances run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 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.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, online at www.UnicornTheatre.org or in person during box office hours located at 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, for seniors over the age of 65 and students.