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Riverfront Playhouse

Life Sucks

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: No Pay

The Riverfront Playhouse will hold open 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. AUDITIONS 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

Life Sucks is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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

Material To Prepare:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Contact Info:
Headshots and resumes are not required, but preferred. Sides are available before auditions. Please contact for more information.


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Audition Location:

Riverfront Playhouse
11-13 South Water Street Mall
Aurora, IL



Audition Dates:

Dec 15 7pm
Dec 16 7pm
Posted Date: Nov 22, 2019