Mask and Bauble’s fourth and final mainstage production of the school year, the dark comedy Stupid F###ing Bird, will run April 6-8 at 8pm, April 9 at 2pm, and April 19-22 at 8pm. The play, which draws from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, was written by Aaron Posner. It won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical and was dubbed “the Best Chekhov Adaptation in Two Decades” by LA Weekly. Stupid F###ing Bird follows seven deeply unhappy characters, including an aspiring young director, a young actress, an aging Hollywood star, and a renowned novelist as they wrestle with their sense of purpose. According to the event page, the play is a “meta-theatrical exploration of the nature of love and emotional presence.”
Stupid F###ing Bird is directed by Alex Yurcaba (COL’ 18), produced by Jemma Fagler (COL’ 18), stage managed by Isaac Warden (COL’19), and has technical direction from Ari Shapiro (SFS’18).
All performances will take place in Poulton Hall’s Stage III. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for students, and can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, check out the Mask and Bauble website at www.maskandbauble.org.