STUPID F##KING BIRD. Written by Aaron Posner; directed by Stephen Weitz. Produced by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (playing at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St.) through April 5. Tickets available at www.betc.org.
The play starts after a cast member tells the audience it will start when someone requests that “they start the f##king play,” and it ends when Con the Tormented screams, “Stop the f##king play!!” In between, the seven characters spill their guts, live through four years of grief, change emotional partners multiple times, and philosophize about everything from the death of theater to the pain of aging to the nature of the male ego. Love of the unrequited type gets