An irreverent, sort of adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the season opener for Actor’s Express features two generations of Russians passionately and hilariously agonizing over art, love and betrayal while sighing a lot, employing bird metaphors and cursing a blue streak. Angsty ukulele songs are played. Would Chekhov react with delight or despair? You decide.
Referred to as a “ripe mashup of mock and awe” in one review, the award-winning play, Stupid [expletive deleted] Bird, was written by Aaron Posner and is directed by Freddie Ashley, artistic director of Actor’s Express.
Runs through October 11; tickets start at $26.