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Life Sucks. Opens Off-Broadway

Aaron Posner's new play is a riff on Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

Wheelhouse Theater Company opened its return engagement of Aaron Posner's Life Sucks., an acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, on June 16 at Theatre Row.. The work, which recently ran at the Wild Project, runs through September 1 under the direction of Jeff Wise.

Curtain call at the opening of Life Sucks.
(© Russ Rowland)

The company of Life Sucks. includes original cast members Nadia Bowers as Ella, Kimberly Chatterjee as Sonia, Barbara Kingsley as Babs, Stacey Linnartz as Pickles, Austin Pendleton as the Professor, and Michael Schantz as Dr. Aster. For the Acorn run, Kevin Isola plays Vanya, originated downtown by Jeff Biehl, who earned a Drama Desk nomination for his performance.

The cast of Life Sucks. celebrates opening night.
(© Russ Rowland)

The production features 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.

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