The Two-Character Play: Tennessee Williams' Deeply Personal Tragicomedy
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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I expected Spooky Action to do a great job, and they did, in every way - acting, production, down to the smallest detail. I didn't love the play, but it was better than we expected, and the excellent acting held our interest. special kudos for the sound and lighting.
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Richard Henrich
Cast: Lee Mikeska Gardner (Clare) and David Bryan Jackson (Felice)
Designers: J. D Madsen (set), Brian Allard (lighting), David Crandall (sound), Kimberly Parkman (costumes), Deb Crerie (set pieces), Palla Bane (props), Betsy Muller (scenic painting)
About the Ticket Supplier: Spooky Action TheaterSpooky Action Theater (SAT) is a dynamic, young theater company in Washington, DC. We designed and built a versatile performance space that accommodates multiple seating and staging configurations. Movable walls and audience risers enable us to approach each production with a fresh perspective.
Albert Einstein coined the term spooky action at a distance to describe a bit of quantum mechanics even he found incredible: two particles can become entangled such that, forever after, a change in one is matched by instant change in the other, no matter what the distance between them. Spooky action happens when actors provide a bare framework to be fleshed out by the imagination of the audience, creating the world and action of the play.