Jed Diamond to Take Over for Austin Pendleton in LIFE SUCKS. Following One Week Extension
Wheelhouse Theater Company announced today Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton has extended one more week in Aaron Posner'sLife Sucks. and will now play his final performance on August 18. Jed Diamond will assume the role on August 20 and will join new cast members Andrew Hovelson (who joined the cast as Dr Aster on July 30), Michael Broadhurst and Jenny Strassburg.
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, Kimberly Chatterjee as Sonia, Barbara Kingsley as Babs, Stacey Linnartz as Pickles, Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton as The Professor, and Andrew Hovelson 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.
Tickets for the Off-Broadway production are now available by calling Telecharge at 800-447-7400, online at www.telecharge.com or in person at the Theatre Row box office.