Stupid F#%*ing Bird

Play

Writers: Aaron Posner

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
2013
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Parody
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
contemporary (2010s), and 4 years later, a house by a lake, location undefined
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Kind, hopeful Dev suffers from an unrequited love for Mash, who composes cleverly despairing songs on the ukulele. Mash is desperately in love with Con, a passionate playwright who is deeply in love with Nina, his beautiful, vibrant muse, and childhood friend. Nina seems to love him back, until she becomes entranced by Trig, a literary star who happens to be dating Con’s mother Emma, a successful actress who is hopelessly commercial, in the eyes of her son. With a dead bird, a gun, and a little help from the audience, Con might be able to win Nina’s heart again… or at least feed his own tentative, morbid creativity. In this edgy, funny, and compassionate reboot of Anton Chekhov’s famous Seagull, Aaron Posner has created a strong, energetic ensemble piece, a hilarious and moving meditation on love, life, and art.

Lead Characters