By Aaron Posner, directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank
Sept 8 – 30, 2017
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?
*This play contains adult language
“A funny, wise night that reminds you of how much more fun theater can be than any other form of dramatic entertainment” – Chicago Tribune
Our production of Life Sucks is generously sponsored by Lea Ellwood-Filkins and Brother John Brendan, AF
For tickets to Life Sucks click HERE.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors (60+), $30 for Opening Night.
(group rates are available for 10 or more, call 734 288-7753 for more information)
Consider saving money with SEASON TICKETS: 5 shows for $85/$65 … opening night season tickets are $100
Ticketing and seating policies:
GENERAL ADMISSION – Because our seating configuration changes with each show, we do not sell specific seats. While our patrons are generally friendly and often willing to shift down to make a pair out of two orphan seats in the same row, there may be no easy way to get you together if we are sold out and the empty seats are spread throughout the theatre. At Open Book our doors open 30 minutes before show time. Come early, pick your seats, and relax.
RESERVED (but unpaid) TICKET POLICY -if you haven’t paid for your tickets 15 minutes before curtain, and we have people waiting… we will release them and sell them to someone who is waiting. (This can be avoided by paying in advance by phone or credit card. If your ticket has been paid for we will not release it).
LATE ARRIVALS will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.
PLEASE DON’T WEAR STRONG SCENTS to the theatre, as a courtesy to the other patrons.
LIFE SUCKS performance dates and times
Friday Sept 8, 8pm *opening night, all tickets $30. Includes afterglow
Saturday Sept 9, 8pm SOLD OUT
Friday Sept 15, 8pm SOLD OUT
Saturday Sept 16, 8pm SOLD OUT
Sunday Sept 17, 2pm SOLD OUT followed by a discussion with the artists
Friday Sept 22, 8pm
Saturday Sept 23, 8pm
Sunday Sept 24, 2pm SOLD OUT followed by a discussion with the artists
Thursday Sept 28, 8pm
Friday Sept 29, 8pm
Saturday Sept 30, 8pm
Click on the image to meet the cast and crew. Clockwise from Bottom Left: Jonathon Davidson as Aster, Taylor Morrow as Sonia, Dale Dobson as Professor, Caitlin Morrison as Ella, Linda Rabin Hammell as Babs and Mandy Logsdon as Pickles