Wheelhouse Theater Company’s production of Life Sucks. will return Off-Broadway for a limited run at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row this summer. Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya played an engagement at The Wild Project earlier this year where it received critical acclaim.
Life Sucks. will run June 4–September 1, with a June 16 opening night.
The play follows a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies who gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other.
Jeff Wise directs a cast comprised of 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.
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 and Tim Sulka).
Production Photos: Life Sucks Off-Broadway
Life Sucks. was first produced by Theater J at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater in Washington, D.C.