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rooftop reading of Sweet Darkness and the Plot to Destroy Earth

Stupid Fucking Bird

Envelope Ensemble along with Third Space will be presenting a reading of Aaron Posner’s play, Stupid Fucking Bird

In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

The rooftop-reading will be directed by Benjamin Viertel

Featuring: Nick Rehberger, Ginna Le Vine, Grace Rao, Lee Harrington, Brian Morabito, Dylan Schwartz-Wallach, and Trevor McQueen


Saturday | October 25 @ 5:00PM


126 Grattan St


Free. And we’ll have booze. Drop an email to thirdspacetheater@gmail.com to reserve.

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Envelope Ensemble aims to engage audiences directly, without asking for much, forming a community between audience and actor. We want to inspire conversations regarding the ever so relevant themes from familiar stories.

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