9/6/2012 - 9/23/2012
Running Sept. 6 to 23, 2012
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
A drama by Tracy Letts
Directed by Jacqi Loewy
Dad vanishes. Mom pops pills. A marriage has fallen apart. A hidden romance has been simmering. A lie is about to be revealed. And three sisters harbor shady little secrets.
Weathervane Playhouse opens it 78th season by exposing the dark side of the American family with August: Osage County, a critically celebrated play that unflinchingly — and uproariously — depicts a Midwestern American family in crisis.
Described by The New York Times as "the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years," August: Osage County in 2008 won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the Tony Award for Best Play.
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a blistering portrait of the modern dysfunctional American family at its finest — and absolute worst. Beverly Weston is the hard-drinking patriarch of the Weston clan who disappears one hot summer night. Unsure whether he is dead or just missing, his extended family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
The fractured, multi-generational Weston clan must also deal with the deeply unstable Violet Weston, the sharp-tounged, pill-popping matriarch who stands at the center of this domestic storm.
Grand, gripping, blisteringly honest, bitingly funny — and yet sensationally entertaining — August: Osage County reveals a family full of unforgettable characters who are forced to confront uncomfortable truths.
►Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is recommended for adult audiences only.
August: Osage County originated at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where playwright Tracey Letts is a member of the theatre’s artistic ensemble. Following the show’s highly successful 2007 premiere at Steppenwolf, the show transferred to Broadway, where it ran for 648 performances. The play also enjoyed a successful run at London’s National Theatre and a 40-week tour across the United States. August: Osage County won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. A motion-picture adaptation of August: Osage County is slated to begin filming in September on location in Oklahoma with a cast featuring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
RAVE REVIEWS for Weathervane Playhouse's August: Osage County
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ALEX CIKRA — Beverly Weston
HARRIET DEVETO — Violet Weston
TARI BERGOINE — Barbara Fordham
JIM FIPPIN — Bill Fordham
ERIN MOORE — Jean Fordham
LAURA STITT — Ivy Weston
MARY MAHONEY — Karen Weston
APRIL DEMING — Mattie Fae Aiken
TOM STEPHAN — Charlie Aiken
FRANK CASTORENA — Little Charles Aiken
TINA THOMPKINS — Johnna Monevata
RICHARD WORSWICK — Steve Heidebrecht
MICHAEL CRANSTON —Sherrif Deon Gilbeau
THE CREATIVE TEAM
JACQI LOEWY — Director
SCOTT CUSTER — Stage Manager
MICHAEL JAMES — Assistant Stage Manager
MICHELLE ADELINA CONNER — Sound Designer
ERIN KATZ FORD — Lighting Designer
JOHN GRAFTON and BARBIE TROTTER — Properties Co-Designers
JASEN J. SMITH — Costume Designer
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL — Scenic Designer and Technical Director
KATHY KOHL – Assistant Technical Director
► CLICK HERE to read the bios of our cast and creative team (pdf)