by Aaron Posner
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?
“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…”
Following sell out shows as part of the 2019 All Ireland Drama festival at venues around Ireland, Corofin Dramatic Society will bring this thought provoking play back to life for 2 final shows in Co Clare and Co Kerry.
CAST & CREW
Lighting … JOHN CLANCY & EDDIE MCCOURT
Sound … CLARE FOLEY
Stage Design … JOHN CLANCY & CLARE FOLEY
Stage Manager … THOMAS KEARNEY
Make Up … RONA LYONS, CAROL ANDREWS
Stage Crew … WILLIE LAHIFFE, MARY O’DONOHUE, VINCY EGAN
Corofin Community Hall
Monday May 27 @ 8pm
Due to popular demand - we're back on stage for one final performance in Co Clare!
Tickets available on the door.
Complimentary refreshments included.
St John's Theatre, Listowel
Friday May 31 @8pm
This production contains adult language and content and is not suitable for children
Roscommon - 3rd Place (full results)
- Pat Connaghton Memorial Aware 'Magical Moment in Theatre' for the "Shooting Scene"
- Best actress (nominated) - Maura Clancy
Charleville - NP
- Best Supporting Actor - Colm Linnane
- Best Sound / Lighting - Corofin
Claregalway - 3rd Place
Best Supporting Actress: Pam Blake
Adjudicator award for best ensemble
Claremorris - NP
- Best Moment in Theatre
- Acting nominations for Pam Blake, Maura Clancy, Colm Linnane
- Technical nominations for Set, Lighting and Sound
Castleisland - 2nd Place
- Joan Hewitt memorial Cup for Setting/Stage Management
Glenamaddy - 3rd Place
- Best Sound
- Best Support Actress: Lisa Clancy
- Acting Nominations for Pam Blake, Martin O'Donohue and Neil Haran
- Nominated Best Director
Scariff - 2nd Place
- Best Presentation
- Acting nominations for Eileen Lahiffe, Pam Blake, Martin O'Donohue and Neil Haran
Cavan - 2nd Place
- Best Set
- Best Lighting