Dobama Opens 60th Season With a Radical Reworking of Chekhov’s “The Seagull”


Wed 9/4-Sun 9/29

Dobama Theatre calls the production which opens its 60th season “sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.” It’s another in a cluster of productions currently on local stages that radically re-imagine a theater classic. (The others are Shakespeare’s R& J at convergence continuum and By the Bog of Cats, roughly based on Euripides’ Medea at Ensemble).

Aaron Posner’s 2013 work Stupid F**king Bird takes lots of liberties with the 1896 Chekhov source material, turning the tragedy into a “hilariously irreverent” new piece with original songs even! As Dobama describes it, “This remix of the classic play stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.” The production is directed by Dobama’s artistic director Nathan Motta.

Previews are Wed 9/4 and Thu 9/5; it officially opens Fri 9/6, and runs through Sun 9/29. Tickets are $32-$39.



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