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Next auditions will be held on Saturday August 27th, 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday August 28th, 6:00-9:00pm


Saturday August 27th, 11:00am-3:00pm

Sunday August 28th, 6:00-9:00pm


1616 Del Paso Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95815

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Life Sucks by Aaron Posner

Directed by Adrienne Sher

Show runs: November 18- December 17th; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, December 11th @ 2pm

Rehearsals begin October 2nd

Tech week is November 13-17th

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?

● Vanya- M, 40’s-50’s. A ruminator. A kvetch. A smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure.

● Sonia- F, 20’s. Kind, caring, and quirky. Serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.

● Ella- F, 30’s. Searching, frustrated,hopeful, and sad. Very attractive and rampantlydesirable.

● Babs- F, 50’s-60’s. Vibrant, artistic, outspoken, and even enlightened. A great soul and scrappy wit.

● The Professor- M, 50’s-60’s. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.

● Dr. Aster- M, 50’s. Broken, beautiful, dissatisfied, savvy, and sad. He cares deeply and oddly.

● Pickles- F, 40’s. An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very Literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian.

Until further notice, we require all actors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to wear masks during auditions and rehearsals.

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