Life Sucks

JUNE 27 – JULY 19, 2017
at the Liberty Theatre

By Aaron Posner
Direction by John Glenn

Tickets on sale April 14, 2017

From the mind of award-winning playwright Aaron Posner comes a celebratory work of the foibles of humanity. In this fiercely playful reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, and estranged family gather over a weekend to grapple with life’s thorniest questions, each other and you. What could possibly go wrong? Heartfelt, but never sentimental; full of endless amazement and wonder; and always, always tipping toward more love, hope, passion and perseverance. 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!


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

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