Austin Pendleton to Exit LIFE SUCKS. 8/11
The critically acclaimed production of Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner opened on June 16 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Directed by Drama Desk nominee Jeff Wise, Life Sucks. is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1.
The cast of Life Sucks. currently features Kevin Isola as Vanya, Nadia Bowers as Ella, Kerry Warren as Sonia, Barbara Kingsley as Babs, Stacey Linnartz as Pickles, Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton as The Professor, and Michael Schantz as Dr. Aster.
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.