Life Sucks.

Life Sucks. begins previews on Tuesday, June 4 with an opening night set for Sunday, June 15 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). The production is a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1.

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown | Imani Punch | Angela Yamarone

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Wheelhouse Theater Company is pleased to present the critically acclaimed production of Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner. Life Sucks. is directed by Drama Desk nominee Jeff Wise.

It's Chekhov without the birch trees. After taking aim at The Seagull with his "explosive" Stupid F*cking Bird, Aaron Posner is back with an irreverent contemporary remix of Uncle Vanya. Egos clash, hearts hunger, and souls cry out for meaning in this raw and hilarious reimagining of Chekhov's timeless classic, which received its New York premiere by the red-hot Wheelhouse Theater Company (Happy Birthday, Wanda June). Life staggers. Life confounds. Life is beautiful. And LIFE SUCKS.

The cast of Life Sucks. includes Kevin Isola as Vanya, Nadia Bowers as Ella, Kimberly Chatterjee as Sonia, Barbara Kingsley as Babs, Stacey Linnartz as Pickles, Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton as The Professor, and Michael Schantz as Dr. Aster.

Life Sucks. was first produced by Theater J at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater in Washington, D.C.  Wheelhouse’s production will feature scenic design by Brittany Vasta, costume design by Christopher Metzger, lighting design by Drew Florida, sound design by Mark Van Hare, and prop design by Deb Gaouette. The Production Stage Manager is Caitlin O’Rouke, and the Executive Producer/General Manager is Visceral Entertainment - Michael Chase Gosselin & Tim Sulka.