Photo Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's STUPID F**KING BIRD
Sideshow Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 season with the Midwest premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD, Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green, playing now through September 21, 2014 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Due to popular demand, Sideshow had added two additional performances of this critically acclaimed production on Saturday, September 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
On the grounds of a country estate, two generations worth of Russians mope and love and hate and make a lot of bird-based metaphors. Sound familiar? It's Anton Fucking Chekhov versus the modern world in Aaron Posner's ballsy Midwest premiere. A smash-hit on the east coast and a finalist for the 2014 ACTA Award, this heartbreakingly hilarious sort-of-adaptation of The Seagull takes a baseball bat to one of theatre''s most famous works and staunchly refuses to pick up the pieces. Sideshow's signature energy and wit are on full display in this very funny examination of what drives us to make art and find love.
The production team for STUPID FUCKING BIRD includes: Joe Schermoly (scenic designer), Kimberly G. Morris (costume designer), William Kirkham (lighting designer), Christopher M. LaPorte* (sound designer/composer), Cassy Schillo (properties designer), James Sugg (original music), Alex Benjamin (music coordinator), Ryan Milosevich (technical director), Aaron Shapiro (production manager), Cypress Staelin (master electrician), Jessica Martens (asst. director), Steven Besic (stage manager) and Gabriella Welsh (asst. stage manager). *Sideshow Artistic Associate
Performances play the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago now through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Curtain Times: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Please note: there will be added performances on Saturday, September 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 pm (industry discount available for this performance). Tickets: Previews: $15 in advance or pay-what-you-can at the door. Regular run: $20 - $25. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.
Photo Credit: Jonathan L. Green
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