Life Sucks – Wheelhouse Theater
The New York Premiere of Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, directed by Jeff Wise for Wheelhouse Theater at The Wild Project. (3/22/19-4/20/19)
Drama Desk Award Nomination
Outstanding Actor in a Play
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, receiving its New York premiere by the red-hot Wheelhouse Theater Company. Life staggers. Life confounds. Life is beautiful. And LIFE SUCKS.
“Aaron Posner’s bitingly funny, unexpectedly touching play also delivers significantly more.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Times
“★★★★” four stars!
“It’s a comedy! It makes you cry! It’s Chekhov!… one could mount a superb Vanya with this exact cast it’s a dream team, warm and real and confident…” – Helen Shaw, TimeOut NY
Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnartz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz
Aaron Posner (Writer), Jeff Wise (Director), Brittany Vasta (Set Design), Christopher Metzger (Costume Design), Drew Florida (Lighting Design), Mark Van Hare (Sound Design), Tim Love (Prod. Stage Manager)