JUNE 27 – JULY 19, 2016
at the Liberty Theatre
By Aaron Posner
Direction by John Glenn
Tickets on sale April 14, 2017
A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that LIFE SUCKS! Or does it? From the mind of Aaron Posner, author of Stupid F*#king Bird, comes this brash and revelatory reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Never has unhappiness been so much fun.
“I’m head-over-heels in love with this play. We all know the pain of age or overwork or of desperately loving someone with whom you could never share a kiss. It aches and it sucks. But all that aching and sucking is what makes you feel alive, and the unfulfilled longing that you feel so deeply lets you know that your feelings run that deep.”
—Alan Katz, DC Theatre Scene
Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains sexual themes and strong language.
Tuesday, June 27……….7PM “Pay What You Feel Night”
Wednesday, June 28……….7PM “Second Night 22” ($22 Tickets)
Thursday, June 29……….7PM “Educators Night/Post-Show Chat Back”
Friday, June 30……….8PM
Saturday, July 1……….8PM
Sunday, July 2……….7PM
Wednesday, July 5……….7PM
Thursday, July 6……….7PM
Friday, July 7……….8PM
Saturday, July 8……….8PM “Girls Night Out”
Sunday, July 9……….7PM “Backstage Tour”
Tuesday, July 11……….7PM
Wednesday, July 12……….7PM
Thursday, July 13……….7PM
Friday, July 14……….8PM
Saturday, July 15……….8PM
Sunday, July 16……….7PM
Tuesday, July 18……….7PM
Wednesday, July 19……….7PM
Life Sucks is generously sponsored by Jeri Wolfson.
Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are Greg Carr, Linda & Bob Edwards, Ken Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Mary Ann & John Underwood and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.
$35 member / $40 nonmember / $35 senior (62 and over) / $15 student (with student ID) / $35 group (8 or more) / “Second Night 22” $22 Full Price (new for 2017-2018 season)
*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.
These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview, 10 for $10, and Educator Night. There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $35 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)
Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!
BEYOND THE CURTAIN SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:
Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:
“Pay What You Feel” Night – Tue, June 27, 7pm
Join us for the first performance of Life Sucks and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you’d prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.
“Second Night 22” ($22 Tickets) NEW–in honor of the 22nd season – Wed, June 28, 7pm
New for 2017-2018 – the second night of every performance run all tickets are $22 dollars in honor of the 22nd season!
“Educator Night/Post-Show Chat Back” – Thu, June 29, 7pm
$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person. Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists of Life Sucks.
“Girls’ Night Out” – Sat, July 8, 8pm
Going to the theatre has gotten even more fun! This performance offers a pre-show happy ½-hour with discounted wine, beer, and bubbly; deals at local partner restaurants; and a chance to win fabulous prizes.
“Backstage Tour” – Sun, July 9, 7pm (immediately following show)
Immediately following the performance, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show with COF’s resident set designer Joe Lavigne.
“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person