The Warmblooded: Finnish Play Reveals Beauty Amidst Poverty
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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 Joel N Martin
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Wonderful play!!!!! Great acting, really exceptional actors. Good plot with some real messages. Set was refreshingly well done. I actually enjoyed listening to the sound of the Finnish language...although trying to read the dialogue from the monitor and watch the acting at the same time was slightly inconvenient, but doing the play in its original language made the play more authentic, real and helped define its message.
Over all, one of the best theater nights in a long time. Bravo and thank you for Nordic Cool!!!!!!
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Warmblooded captured all the emotions that one can expect from a real good play. It was funny, ironical, sad, non-pc, exciting (at times) and just plain... great entertainment. The cast of characters was so true to life and they brought out the...continued
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“The Christmas tableau performed under the bridge must be the most spectacular theater scene I have ever seen.” —Demari News (Finland)
Running time is approximately 3 hours.
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