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Woolly Mammoth would like to thank the following patrons for their generous support for Stupid Fucking Bird: 

Lorraine E. Chickering
Melissa Galetto
The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation
Victoria Isley
Karl K. & Carrol Benner Kindel
Eleanor Roberts Lewis & Roger K. Lewis
Julianna & Donald Mahley
Michael Ramirez & John Ralls
Judy & Leo Zickler

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ABOUT THE SHOW

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

In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg to match Aaron Posner’s lyrics draw the famously subtextual inner thoughts of Chekhov’s characters explicitly to the surface.

Helmed by Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz, and starring Company Members Rick Foucheux, Kimberly Gilbert, and Kate Eastwood NorrisStupid Fucking Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.

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What the critics are saying…

“Posner’s new play is less an adaptation of Chekhov’s landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe.” 
The Washington Post

“Under Shalwitz’s keen director eye, all actors excel in their roles and engage with one another in a natural and believable way.” 
Broadway World

“Five Stars! Stupid Fucking Bird begins when someone yells, ‘Start the fucking play!’ Make sure that person is you by getting your tickets early.” 
DC Metro Theater Arts

“Howard Shalwitz has amassed about as good a cast as you’ll see in D.C.”
MD Theatre Guide

“In scope of ambition, wit, insight, power of observation, beauty of language and quality of execution, it is as good as anything you’ve seen in Washington this season.”
DC Theatre Scene

“Sharp-witted…some of the funniest dialogue I have heard on the stage.”
Pamela’s Punch

“Totally charming and sophisticated…should not be missed.”
New York Arts

“The sparkling company of top-tier actors director Howard Shalwitz has assembled
makes this an accessible and unfailingly delightful jaunt.”
Washington City Paper

“A gloriously neurotic, hilariously self-aware cri de coeur as told through a cleverly irreverent adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull.”
Metro Weekly

“Splendid, irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull…now go see this.
DCist 


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is partnering with José Andrés to bring back The Oyamel Experience at Woolly! On select Friday and Saturdays, patrons can purchase a prix fixe menu and tickets to a show on a single reservation through Woolly Mammoth’s Box Office. Enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu from Oyamel hosted in Woolly Mammoth’s award winning Lobby then stay for Stupid Fucking Bird. Seating for this unique opportunity is limited and reservations are required!

RESERVATIONS: To book your reservation today, call the Woolly Mammoth Box Office at 202-393-3939 and mention The Oyamel Experience!

    • Oyamel’s prix fixe menu is $50 per person. (Tax and tip included!)
    • Tickets purchased with a dinner reservation are only $50! (Savings of up to 25% off regularly priced tickets!)
    • All dinner reservations require a minimum party size of two (2).
    • Reservations must be made by phone with the Woolly Mammoth Box Office

Show Art by Carolyn Sewell.