BOTTOM LINE: There have been a lot of Uncle Vanyas this theater season, but Life Sucks is a welcome addition.
We've seen our share of Uncle Vanyas this season, from the sublime to the infuriating. Life Sucks, Aaron Posner's modern take, is the latest, and before you say "Vanya fatigue," know that it offers enough differentiation while staying true to the original that it's a welcome addition to the season. We already had a definitive Vanya in Jay O. Saunders, but Jeff Biehl proves that there is always room for more memorable portrayals of the character. ...
BOTTOM LINE: A stellar cast, crew, and design team brings to life a story about the night before two women are to be married, when an old friend shows up to drag the past out of the shadows.
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