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Life Sucks

May 2 – May 18

Written by Aaron Posner

Directed by Randall Tosh

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?


A powerful, black box theatre experience in the heart of Downtown Salem

The mission of the Verona Studio is to offer a performing arts experience that is bold and challenging to our audiences, that presents the best in the contemporary and classical repertoire, that will showcase local talent, and that will provide an opportunity to explore the diversity of human experience; to offer educational opportunities to individuals who wish to explore the performing arts and to develop their skills in all areas of performance and production; and to foster performing arts endeavors in the Salem community.

Sep. 20 – Oct. 6, 2018


Written by Florian Zeller
Directed by Patricia Wylie

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Nov. 29 – Dec. 15, 2018


Written by August Strindberg

Translated by Michael Meyer

Directed by Gregory Jolivette

Miss Julie illustration
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Feb. 14 – Mar. 2, 2019

Circle Mirror

Written by Annie Baker

Directed by Deborah Johansen

Circle Mirror Transformation illustration
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May 2 – May 18, 2019


Written by Aaron Posner

Directed by Randall Tosh

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