Wheelhouse Theater Company celebrates the official opening of its production of Life Sucks. at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre June 16. Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is back Off-Broadway following a short, but critically acclaimed run at The Wild Project earlier this year.
In Life Sucks., which began June 4, group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies 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.
Performances are scheduled through September 1.
Wheelhouse’s production features scenic design by Brittany Vasta, costumes by Christopher Metzger, lighting 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).
Life Sucks. was first produced by Theater J at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater in Washington, D.C.