Life Sucks.

Oct 12 to Nov 12
by Aaron Posner
sort of adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya
Regional premiere

"Altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky, endearing and, in countless clever ways, brilliantly faithful to its source"- Chicago Sun-Times

Life Sucks. runs
October 12 – November 12
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
Post-Show Conversations: Oct 19 & 27, Nov 4 & 12
Pay What You Can: Oct 15 & Oct 19

Life is, like, really hard. It’s tough being the gorgeous woman desired by all but understood by none. Or the homely girl with a heart of gold. Or the middle-aged man insightful enough to see the cavernous depth of his own failings. A quirky and deeply human new installment in the Chekhov cycle from the playwright of Stupid F*cking Bird – full of all the delight and charm that love and longing can inspire.

Cast: 

Vanya – Mark Shum*
Sonia - Kally Duncan**
Babs – Cindee Mayfield
Pickles – Sherry Jo Ward**
Dr. Aster – Jakie Cabe*
Ella – Sherry Hopkins
The Professor – Michael Corolla*

* Member, Actors Equity Association ** Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Emily Scott Banks
Production Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
Set Design - N. Ryan McBride
Lighting Design - Luke Atkison
Costume Design - Aaron Patrick DeClerk
Sound Design - Dana Schultes
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett

About the Author: 

Aaron Posner is a Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning director and playwright. He is a founder and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre, is an Associate Artist at both the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and has directed at major regional theatres from coast to coast including the Folger, Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage, The Alliance, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Rep, California Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Roundhouse Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Theatre J, American Player's Theatre and many more. His adaptations include Chaim Potok's The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion, Mark Twain's A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage, and an adaptation of three Kurt Vonnegut short stories, entitled Who Am I This Time? (and Other Conundrums of Love) and Stupid Fucking Bird, a variation on Chekhov’s The Seagull. Aaron was raised in Eugene, Oregon, graduated from Northwestern University, is an Eisenhower Fellow, and lives near Washington, DC.