Life sucks

Life Sucks

sort of adapted from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Dobama Theatre
Apr 22 - May 22

Event Details


After taking aim at The Seagull in Dobama’s hit production of Stupid F**king Bird, playwright Aaron Posner returns 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 where 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? Lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards the understanding that life staggers, life confounds life is beautiful, and life sucks. Or does it?

“LIFE SUCKS is altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky, endearing and, in countless clever ways, brilliantly faithful to its source…Posner has managed to find his own voice in the process, bringing a playful, far from cynical, fourth-wall-piercing originality to the story…”

— Chicago Sun-Times

written by Aaron Posner
directed by Nathan Motta


Venue Details


Dobama Theatre

2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Performing Arts Theatre in Cleveland Heights


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