Friday, April 28, 2017 at 07:41PM
Mary Bennett


Cast Pictured: Greg Klino & Sophie Moeller
Photo credit:  Dana Nollsch



By Aaron Posner

Sort of Adapted From The Seagull by Anton Checkhov

Directed by Holly Natwora

MAY 19, 20, 25, 26, 27   JUNE 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14A, 15, 16, 17 @ 8 PM  

MATINEES - MAY 21 & JUNE 4* @ 2 PM   2017

A = Artist Night $10 - ALL Tickets $10

*JUNE 4, 2017 - MATINEE Followed by a talkback

Playing at:  Brüka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV  89501


Reno, NV. Bruka Theatre presents the classicly twisted dramedy Stupid F**king Bird as the 6th play of the 2016/17 Season. What it means to be human and how we desperately yearn to connect to something that gives our existence purpose is at the root of Stupid F**king Bird, Aaron Posner’s brilliant adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece The Seagull--a story about love and loss, life and death, art and artifice.  In this edgy, funny and contemporary retelling of an old story, Posner has discovered the new forms that Chekhov’s protagonist called for over a century ago, breaking down barriers between what is real and what is imaginary.  Directed by Holly Natwora who studied at Columbia University with some of the most innovative director’s in the American theatre, and performed by a talented cast of exceptional local artists, Stupid F**king Bird will keep audiences riveted as they watch the hopes and dreams of Chekhov’s characters reflect back their own glorious lives, warts and all.

Stupid F**king Bird opens with a post-show opening night champagne reception and appetizers from the Wild River Grille on May 19, 2017. The show runs weekly Thursday through Sunday through June 17, 2017. Evening shows begin at 8:00 pm (Artist night is Wednesday June 14, 2017. ALL TICKETS are $10 for Artist Night.) There are two Sunday matinees on May 21 & June 4*.    The matinees begin at 2:00 PM and the June 4 matinee is followed by a talk back with the company and our audience.  The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. Suggested for ages 16 and up.

Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Individual tickets are $20 for general $18 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $25 at the door. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot World Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street, Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at  Season Tickets and Gift Certificates are on sale.  Online tickets available at

In its 24th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by The News and Review nineteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its productions, artists and theatre for children series since it’s founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and 9 local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater TCG small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at



Aaron Posner is an American playwright and theatre director. He was co-founder of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has directed over 250 productions at major regional theatre companies across the country. He has won many awards including five Helen Hayes Awards, two Barrymore Awards, the Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Prize, a Bay Area Theatre Award, an Eliot Norton Award, and many more.


Among Posner's best known adaptions are The Chosen (1999), based on Chaim Potok's 1967 novel of the same name and My Name Is Asher Lev (2009), based on Potok's 1972 novel. His 2013 adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 1896 play The Seagull under the title of Stupid F**king Bird was premiered in 2013 by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and has since been produced by theatre companies and universities all across the country. He has adapted Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and "The Three Sisters" as well. The former is called "Life Sucks" and the later "No Sisters". 





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