August Osage County – March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. March 10 & 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Our spring play will be “August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, “August: Osage County” centers around the Weston family, who has been brought together after their patriarch, the world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. Violet, the matriarch, is depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling.” She is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers who harbor their own deep secrets. The family dynamics are further complicated by Violet’s sister Mattie Fae and her family who are well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty. Finally, Johnna, who was hired by Beverly as the housekeeper just before his disappearance, rounds out the cast. As the family is holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, “August: Osage County” is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic, Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters who harbor their own deep secrets. More family arrives, equally well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty. Bursting with humor, vivacity and intelligence, August: Osage County is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate.
Directed by – Nick Oswalt
Assisted by – Shug Goodlow
Beverly Weston – Will Shaw
Violet Weston – Nancy Crouse
Barbara Fordham – Dana Wachtel
Bill Fordham – Ken Lopinot
Jean Fordham – Tori Stukins
Ivy Weston – Lauren Maugeri
Karen Weston – Annalise Webb
Mattie Fae Aiken – Liz Mischel
Charlie Aiken – Robert Gerchen
Little Charles Aiken – Kevin Hester
Johnna Monevata – Deborah Taffa
Steve Heidebrecht – Jeff Kargus
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau – Steve Harders