Photo Flash: First Look at Woolly Mammoth's STUPID F##KING BIRD
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is bringing back the bird and reuniting the entire cast and creative team of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird after its runaway success in the summer of 2013. Nominated for eight Helen Hayes Awards and winner for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding New Play or Musical, Stupid Fucking Bird is directed by Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz and runs for three weeks: July 28, 2014 through August 17, 2014. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affection of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.
Woolly has reassembled the entire original cast including Woolly Company Members Rick Foucheux* (R.U.R., The Choir, Dead Man's Cell Phone), Kimberly Gilbert* (You for Me for You, A Bright New Boise, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Clybourne Park, Boom), and Kate Eastwood Norris* (Full Circle, Fever/Dream, She Stoops To Comedy) as well as noted actors and Woolly favorites Katie DeBuys*, Brad Koed*, Cody Nickell*, and Darius Pierce*.
The summer remount of Stupid Fucking Bird will serve as a precursor to Woolly's 35th Anniversary season, "Let Them Eat...," whetting appetites and setting the table for the theatre's most deliciously decadent season yet. LikeAaron Posner's struggling protagonists, Season 35's cast of characters are under attack from outside and inside forces-breaking down, breaking out, and groping toward new solutions.
The Stupid Fucking Bird creative team also includes the Set Designer and Woolly Company Member Misha Kachman, Costume Designer Laree Lentz, Lighting Designer and Woolly Company Member Colin K. Bills, and sound design and original music by James Sugg. Woolly Mammoth's Associate Artistic Director Miriam Weisfeld serves as the Production Dramaturg and Kristy Matero* as the Production Stage Manager. *Member, Actors' Equity Association
Stupid Fucking Bird runs July 28 through August 17 with performances Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm. Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 will be Pay What You Can performances and will begin at 8pm. Tickets to Stupid Fucking Bird start at $35 and can be purchased online at woollymammoth.net, by phone at (202) 393-3939, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the Box Office, located at 641 D Street NW. Join the conversation on Facebook at Facebook.com/WoollyMammothTC and Twitter: @WoollyMammothTC #Woolly35 #WoollyBird.
Photo Credit: Stan Barouh
Katie DeBuys, Cody Nickell, Kate Norris, and Rick Foucheux
Kimberly Gilbert and Cody Nickell
Kate Norris and Brad Koed