THEATRE: Stupid Fn Bird at 5&Dime;

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You’ve never seen Chekhov like this. Aaron Posner’s bold and cheeky update of “The Seagull” thrusts us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art. Get the details on the newest theatrical offering after the jump!



The 5 & Dime presents "Stupid Fucking Bird" by Aaron Posner

A comedy for mature audiences that is sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Checkov

You’ve never seen Chekhov like this. Aaron Posner’s bold and cheeky update of “The Seagull” thrusts us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art.

An aspiring young theatre director struggles to get out from under the shadow of his mother, a famous actress. Meanwhile, his young muse falls for his mother’s lover, and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this contemporary riff on Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner skillfully remixes the renowned “subtext” of the classic play into exuberant and hysterical scenes and songs.

Cast:
Franklin Ritch as Con
Ashley Macko as Nina
Rebecca Wucker as Mash
Jay Bilderback as Dev
Sinda Nichols as Emma
Scott Broughton as Trig
T.R. Hainline as Sorn

Production Team
Director: Christopher Farrell
Assistant Director: Matt Powers Tompkins
Stage Manager: Eric Yarham
Set Design: Tom Fallon
Costume Design: Lee Hamby
Graphic Design: Kelby Siddons

DATES:
February 19, 20, 22*, 25, 26, 27
All performances at 7:30PM

Tickets:
all tickets general admission

Early Fucking Bird- $15
*available online until 7:30pm February 18th

Regular Price $20
*available online and at the door after 7:30pm February 18th

To purchase tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stupid-fucking-bird-tickets-20535920491

*Special Performance:
Monday, February 22nd
(Advance reservations not available - First come, first serve tickets available at the door ONLY)

WHERE:
The 5 & Dime Warehouse
700 East Union Street
Unit #1-J
Jacksonville, FL 32206

http://www.the5anddime.org