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Stupid ** Bird

Stupid ** Bird Carla Bonner & Michael Mack copy.jpgA lovingly irreverent, contemporary and very funny remix of the Chekhov’s The Seagull, Stupid ** Bird scoops up the classic tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and lost dreams and sets it down squarely in the commotion of 21st century life. Dev loves Mash who loves Con who loves Nina who loves Trig who loves Emma – no one seems happy but everyone’s giving life a damn good crack.

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young nubile actress wrestles with an ageing Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be.

Written by award-winning US playwright and director, Aaron Posner as a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all, Stupid ** Bird won the 2014 Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical.

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