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  • OUTSIDE THE BOX '24 Reading Series
    OUTSIDE THE BOX '24 Reading Series
    Mon, Jul 01
    514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
    Jul 01, 2024, 7:00 PM
    514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
    Jul 01, 2024, 7:00 PM
    514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
    A summer of Shakespeare-themed contemporary plays

Life Sucks!

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Life Sucks!
Life Sucks!

Time & Location

Dec 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Marin Shakespeare Company, 514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

About the Play

Life Sucks!  by Aaron Posner

Directed by Word for Word's Amy Kossow

A Live In-Person Reading

The Actors’ Reading Collective presents a reading of acclaimed playwright Aaron Posner’s Life Sucks: Or the Present Ridiculous, an irreverent, yet resonant adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Best known for his 2013 play Stupid Fucking Bird, an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Posner presents in Life Sucks “befuddled, bemused and bedraggled” characters who “struggle mightily against their obstacles - not fully realizing they are mostly of their own creation.”  Life Sucks follows a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies grappling 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? 


Sylvia Burboeck*, Ron Chapman*, Charisse Loriaux*, Tanya Marie*, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong*, Luisa Sermol*, Robert Sicular*, and David Sinaiko*.

* Member, Actors Equity Association

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