The Riverfront Playhouse
Life Sucks
by Aaron Posner

December 15 & 16

The Riverfront Playhouse will hold auditions for Life Sucks by Aaron Posner on Sunday December 15 and Monday December 16 at the Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 S Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL 60505. Callbacks will be held December 17. Auditions are by appointment only.


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?

Director Kas Hesek and Assistant Director Jake Busse are looking to cast 4 women and 3 men for this production of Life Sucks.

VANYA - 40’s. A ruminator. A kvetch. A smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure.

SONIA - 20’s-30’s. Kind, caring, and quirky. Serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.

ELLA - 30’s-40’s. Searching, frustrated, hopeful, and sad. Very attractive and rampantly desirable.

BABS - 40’s-60’s. Vibrant, artistic, outspoken, and even enlightened. A great soul and scrappy wit.

THE PROFESSOR - 50’s-70’s. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.

DR. ASTER - 40’s-50’s. Broken, beautiful, dissatisfied, savvy, and sad. He cares deeply and oddly.

PICKLES - 30’s-50’s. An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very literal. A
relentlessly positive Utopian lesbian

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, January 24th - Feb 29th.

Head shots and resumes are not required, but preferred. Sides are available before auditions. Please contact with your preferred date for an audition slot.

Life Sucks is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service



Persons interested in assisting with the technical aspects of the production are also encouraged to attend.

The Riverfront Playhouse is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit. All monies recieved through ticket sales and donations are used to continue producting shows.
We are 100% Volunteer run.
We thank you for your patronage.

(630) 897-9496
13 South Water Street, Aurora, Illinois, 60505
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