Life Sucks.

Theatre
Name: Acorn Theater
Address: 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: June 4, 2019
Opening date: June 16, 2019
Closing date: October 12, 2019
External Links: Official Website


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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Wheelhouse Theater Company Producer
Visceral Entertainment Executive Producer
  
Aaron Posner Playwright
Anton Chekhov Adaptation
  
Jeff Wise Director
  
David Kenner Fight Captain
  
Brittany Vasta Set Designer
Christopher Metzger Costume Designer
Drew Florida Lighting Designer
Mark Van Hare Sound Designer
Deborah Gaouette Props Designer
Deborah Gaouette Props Designer
Abigail Hoke-Brady Associate Lighting Designer
  
Michael Chase Gosselin General Manager
Visceral Entertainment General Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
  
Caitlin O'Rourke Production Stage Manager
David Kenner Assistant Stage Manager
  
Drew Francis Production Manager
  
Andrew Femenella Casting

Cast
Actor Role
Nadia Bowers Ella
Michael Broadhurst Standby
Kimberly Chatterjee Sonia
Kevin Isola Vanya
Barbara Kingsley Babs
Stacey Linnartz Pickles
Austin Pendleton1 The Professor
Michael Schantz Dr. Aster
Jenny Strassburg Standby-Sonia/Pickles/Ella/Babs

1Performed as The Professor until August 18th.
Replacement Credits

Cast
Actor Role
Jed Diamond The Professor
Andrew Hovelson1 Dr. Aster

1Joined July 30.
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play Jeff Wise Director