Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner
Capital Stage presents Stuping F##king Bird by Aaron Posner, the irreverent adaptation of Chekov's classic The Seagull, originally comissioned and first performed by Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2013. Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Sacramento Premiere which will feature a powerhouse cast of local favorites including Brittni Barger, Jason Kuykendall and Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. Bird will be the fifth production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from May 3 - June 4, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm.
An aspiring young director rages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
Aaron Posner is an American playwright and theatre director. He was co-founder of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has directed over 250 productions at major regional theatre companies across the country. He has won many awards including five Helen Hayes Awards, two Barrymore Awards, the Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Prize, a Bay Area Theatre Award, an Eliot Norton Award, and many more.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Posner is married to actress Erin Weaver and has one daughter. A graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in Performance Studies, Aaron is an Eisenhower Fellow and his plays and productions have been seen at more than a third of the LORT theatres in the country. His published and produced adaptations include: The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, Sometimes A Great Notion, Cyrano, A Mystery & A Marriage (music by James Sugg), District Merchants, Stupid Fucking Bird, Life Sucks, and No Sisters. He has directed at major regional theaters across the nation including the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Rep, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance, The American Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theatre, and Seattle Rep.
Aaron Posner's Many Hats - American Theatre
Stupid F##king Bird will be directed by Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson (How to Use a Knife, Disgraced, Mr. Burns, Ideation, Clybourne Park, Mauritius, Erratica, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and will feature Brittni Barger (A Doll's House, Tribes), Rebecca Dines (Good People), Ian Hopps (Capital Stage debut), Jouni Kirjola (Love And Information, Mr. Burns), Jason Kuykendall (Ideation, Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Peter Mohrmann (Ideation, Hedda Gabler, It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, American Buffalo, Typographer's Dream, Humble Boy), Wenona Truong (Capital Stage debut). The production design team will include Timothy McNamara (Scenic design), Rebecca Valentino (Costume design), Glenn Fox (Lighting design), Noah Agruss (Composer/Music Director), Irene Velasquez & Emi Teixeira (Properties design) and Ed Lee (Sound design).
Performances for Stupid F##king Bird will begin with 3 previews on Wednesday, May 3 & Thursday, May 4 at 7pm, and Friday, May 5 at 8pm. The production will open Saturday, May 6 at 8pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, June 4, 2017. Showtimes will be Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Regular ticket prices range from $28-45. Discount tickets are available as follows: Student Rush tickets are half priced with valid student ID within 1 hour of performance; Senior tickets are $5 off regular priced tickets; Military personnel tickets are $10 off regular priced tickets with valid ID; and Group Rate tickets are $5 off each for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464, or online at capstage.org.