STUPID F@#%ING BIRD Coming to Omaha Community Playhouse This Fall
Stupid F@#%ing Bird at the Omaha Community Playhouse will run October 13 - November 12, 2017 in OCP's Howard Drew Theatre.
This "sort-of adaptation" of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov tells a story in which an aspiring young director battles against the art created by his mother's generation. A young actress competes with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist and everyone discovers just how complicated life, art and success can be. This irreverent, modern and very funny remix of a classic play will incite you to consider how art, love and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
Conrad, a young, would-be playwright, loves the young, aspiring actress, Nina; but Nina's infatuated with the successful playwright, Doyle Trigorn; Trigorin thinks Nina is fascinating, but he's already dating Emma, the famous actress who just happens to be Conrad's mom. Mash, Emma's cook, is "in mourning for her life" because she's head over heels in love with Conrad, who barely notices that she exists, but Conrad's best friend Dev is ridiculously in love with Mash, and she couldn't care less! Of course, there's also Dr. Sorn, Emma's brother and Conrad's uncle. He's a generally agreeable fellow who just wants everyone to get along and doesn't understand why they can't seem to do so. Contains adult language and sexuality.
The plot and characters of Stupid F@#%ing Bird closely align with Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which follows four main characters' artistic and romantic conflicts. This script even contains some lines directly from The Seagull, but set in a modern time period with modern day problems, but with all the flair and drama of a Chekhov original.
IF YOU GO:
STUPID F@#%ING BIRD
October 13 - November 12, 2017
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m.
At Omaha Community Playhouse, Howard Drew Theatre | 6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132
Single tickets start at $24 for adults and $18 for students. Ticket prices are subject to change based on performance date, seat location and ticket demand. Call the OCP box office for current prices. For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for students.
Pictured: (back) Raydell Cordell III as Dev; Alissa Hanish as Nina; Kevin Anderson as Doyle Trigorin; Sonia Keffer as Emma Arkadina; (front) Beau Fisher as Conrad, Aanya Sagheer as Mash and Mike Markey as Dr. Eugene Sorn. Photo by Colin Conces.