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Theatre Talk 2: 'Life Sucks' has a lovely set


Last updated 2/18/2022 at 6:33pm

The cast of "Life Sucks" IS now playing at The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego. Village News/ Karli Cadel photo

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

The first time I sat through Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" was at The Old Globe five years ago, Feb. 18, 2018. I rated it 7 out of 10.

Fast forward to Feb. 13, 2022. "Life Sucks" is the repenned version by playwright Aaron Posner, albeit it still feels like a clichéd version of the original play by the "world's greatest playwright," Anton Chekhov, written about 1890.

Strong words, I know.

Yet, said, there is little to recommend about this play. Although credit is due to set designer Yi-Chen Lee; the set is lovely, since it evokes the...

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