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This show closed on June 1, 2019

About Life Sucks

In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, 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?

Posner’s follow-up to his "Stupid F*cking Bird" (seen at SF Playhouse) is Mel Brooks meets Chekhov: lowbrow, dirty, passionate, and unexpectedly tender.

By Aaron Posner (Stupid F*cking Bird)

Sort-of-adapted from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Brian Katz

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Life sucks, maybe, but watching the Posner play is pure bliss.
...altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky, endearing and, in countless clever ways, brilliantly faithful to its source.
Chicago Sun-Times
Comic gold…Filled with laughs and anarchic asides…Posner’s ear for comedy is reminiscent of Mel Brooks in his prime.

Custom Made Theatre

533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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