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.
By Aaron Posner
C0-direction by John Glenn & Ilana Becker
“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
Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists of Life Sucks. And enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show with COF’s resident set designer Joe Lavigne.
Life Sucks is generously sponsored by Jeri Wolfson.
Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are The Shubert Foundation, Greg Carr, Linda & Bob Edwards, Ken Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Mary Ann & John Underwood and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.