Life Sucks (2019)

life sucks

life sucks - aaron posnerby 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

VANYA...
SONIA...
ELLA...
BABS...
THE PROFESSOR...
DR ASTER...
PICKLES...
COLM LINNANE
PAM BLAKE
MAURA CLANCY
EILEEN LAHIFFE
MARTIN O’DONOHUE
NEIL HARAN
LISA CLANCY

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

FINAL DATES

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

Details and tickets click here

WARNING

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