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22nd Season: 2017 / 2018
Company of Fools

Life Sucks

July 6 - July 19, 2017

By Aaron Posner
Co-direction by John Glenn & Ilana Becker

From the mind of award-winning playwright Aaron Posner comes a celebratory work of the foibles of humanity. In this fiercely playful reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, and estranged family gather over a weekend to grapple with life’s thorniest questions, each other and you. What could possibly go wrong? Heartfelt, but never sentimental; full of endless amazement and wonder; and always, always tipping toward more love, hope, passion and perseverance. Never has unhappiness been so much fun.

“I’m head-over-heels in love with this play. We all know the pain of age or overwork or of desperately loving someone with whom you could never share a kiss. It aches and it sucks. But all that aching and sucking is what makes you feel alive, and the unfulfilled longing that you feel so deeply lets you know that your feelings run that deep.”
—Alan Katz, DC Theatre Scene

Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains sexual themes and strong language.

SPONSORS

Life Sucks is generously sponsored by Jeri L. Wolfson

Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are Anonymous, The Shubert Foundation, Carr Foundation, Linda & Bob Edwards, Ken Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Linda & Bill Potter, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Barbara & Stanley Zax and media sponsor The Weekly Sun

CAST

Vanya……….Christopher Carwithen*
Sonia……….Neysa Lozano
Ella……….Cleo Gray
Babs……….Denise Simone*
The Professor……….Andrew Alburger
Dr. Aster……….Joel Vilinsky
Pickles……….Jana Arnold*

PRODUCTION STAFF

Direction……….John Glenn and Ilana Becker
Stage Management……….Anne Huston*
Scenic Design……….Joe Lavigne
Lighting Design……….Mike Inwood**
Costume Design……….Maria Gerhardt
Set Dressing, Props & Sound Design……….K.O. Ogilvie
Wig Design……….Jenn Rush
Scenic Painting……….Rich Rush and Dennis Rexroad
Production Assistant……….Christine Leslie

*Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
**United Scenic Artists

Ticket Prices

$35 member

$40 nonmember

$35 senior (62 and over)

$15 student (with student ID)

$35 group (8 or more)

 

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.