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Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery

Stripped Scripts ("Tomorrow In The Battle, an Ars Nova Fling), in association with Long Island City Artists Inc. and The Plaxall Gallery ("Garden Of Delights"), has announced that it will present Aaron Posner's STUPID F##KING BIRD, a satirical spin on the Chekhov's classic text, "The Seagull", directed by Adam Knight ("In The Room, "Naperville"), running July 6th - July 21st, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm at The Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46 Avenue, Long Island City).

BroadwayWorld has a sneak peak of the show and cast below.

The play, written by Aaron Posner, reimagines Chekhov's classic text as a contemporary artist's journey attempting to find new forms of art by living in this present moment. The characters' stories are at once hysterical, tragic and cathartic as they desperately attempt to find out what it means to be an artist. This meta-theatrical experience, grounded in the disappointment inherent in growing up in the world we live in today, asks the question: Art, Love Happiness... can we have it all?

LIC-A will curate a LIC-A member's exhibition specifically themed to Stripped Scripts®' Stupid F##king Bird titled Yours, And Always, Only Yours. The exhibitionwill take place in The Plaxall Gallery's 12,000 sq ft warehouse space. This unique artistic experience will couple visual art with Aaron Posner's dynamic play, Stupid F##king Bird. Yours, And Always, Only Yours will open on July 5th, and will be on view until August 5th. Gallery hours: Thursday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.

The cast of STUPID F##KING BIRD will feature Olivier Renaud (Cirque du Soleil), Jay William Thomas ("Dementia 13"), Mary Ruth Baggott ("Brokers"), Tana Sirois ("Broad Comedy"), DAVID LEEPER ("At The Flash"), Allison Threadgold ("Tomorrow In The Battle") AND DONAL BROPHY ("Sleep No More").

Aaron Posner (Playwright) is an American playwright, theatre director, and co-founder of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has previously adapted The Chosen based on a novel of the same name, My Name Is Asher Lev, based on Potok's 1972 novel. He has adapted Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (titled Life Sucks)and Three Sisters titled (No Sisters).

Adam Knight (Director) is co-founder of the Off-Off Broadway Slant Theatre Project, where he has produced 25 world premieres and worked with artists such as Lucy Alibar, Bekah Brunstetter, Adam Rapp and Mat Smart. NYC credits include projects with Cherry Lane, Ensemble Studio Theatre, aMios Theatre, Poetry Project, Drilling Company, The Tank, 59E59, Roust Theatre Company and HERE Arts Center. Regionally, he has worked at Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, PURE theatre, WaterTower Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The design team includes art by Paola Martinez Fiterre taking place in the form of a solo show titled Mine All Mine, (on view July 5th-August 5th), lighting design by Eric Goodman, sound design and composition by Jonathan Sanford, and stage management by Didi Marrero and Marissa Riggs.

Stupid F-ing Bird is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Original music by James Sugg.

Stupid F-ing Bird was developed and received its world premiere in June 2013 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. (Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Hermann, Managing Director)

Performances of STUPID F##KING BIRD are on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM, July 6th through July 21st.

Tickets ($25) can be purchased online at www.strippedscripts.com

Photo Credit: George McClintock

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery
Photo Credit: George McClintock Cast from left to right Donal Brophy, Jay William Thomas, Allison Threadgold, Olivier Renaud, Tana Sirois, David Leeper, Mary Ruth Baggott

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery
Photo Credit: George McClintock Cast from left to right Olivier Renaud, David Leeper, Tana Sirois, Allison Threadgold, Donal Brophy, Jay William Thomas, Mary Ruth Baggott

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery
Photo Credit: George McClintock Cast From Left to Right: Olivier Renaud, Jay William Thomas, David Leeper

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery
Photo Credit: George McClintock Cast From Left to Right: Tana Sirois, Olivier Renaud (back), Donal Brophy (front), David Leeper, Jay William Thomas, Mary Ruth Baggott, Allison Threadgold

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of STUPID F##KING BIRD By Aaron Posner At The Plaxall Gallery
Photo Credit: George McClintock Cast From Left to Right: Allison Threadgold, Mary Ruth Baggott, Jay William Thomas, Olivier Renaud, Tana Sirois, Donal Brophy

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