Stupid F****** Bird: The Preview


Louie Vale

Various actors and actresses conclude the rehearsal at the COS Theatre (March 3, 2020)

Louie Vale, Reporter/Photographer

Stupid F***ing Bird brings the play BACK to life after the 19th century original movie “The Seagull.” It dramatizes an artistic and romantic story which brought a modern pattern of tentation to the COS theater for the very first time. On May 27, 2013, Stupid F***ing Bird was the very first performance ever done. Along with premiering, the show hit the valley floor to grab enough attention to get it’s performance done here. Amazingly enough, to make landfall at COS Visalia for the very first time.

The show starts with 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. This irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, explores the timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.

“What’s great about it is that Stupid F***ing Bird is a love story, but not in the way that anyone would expect it. It just involves a lot of love for human life. That’s what’s so great about this show is that it’s so funny and also really sad and just humanizing. It’s definitely a show you can’t miss.” Andrew Martinez says.

Keep in mind there are also small fees that apply to tickets available from $1.50-$1.70. Ticket pricing ranges from $10 to $14.

  • Regular- $14.00 + $1.70 fee
  • COS Employee- $12.00 + $1.60 fee
  • Senior- $12.00 + $1.60 fee
  • COS Student- $10.00 + $1.50 fee

Showtimes are:

  • March 6, 7, 13, 14 – Starting at 7:30pm
  • March 12 ($8 ticket Student Discount Day for all ages) – Starting at 6:30pm
  • March 8, 15 – Starting at 1:00pm


The seating is very limited due to it’s round stage setup which seats about roughly 120-130 seats.

“Because we are doing it in the round on stage, seating is very limited so, if you want to come, you gotta get tickets quick. Our theatre holds about 400 seats. On stage we hold about 120-130 seats.” Michael Seitz, a Theatre Arts Major says.

There is also a special discount for students on Thursday Night on March 12th at 6:30pm for Student Discount Night for only $8 a ticket for students of all ages.

The performance will also feature ASL Interpretation and an audience talk-back immediately following the show. The Production will feature adult language and themes. You can purchase tickets for the show at