AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Evan Tillett
Audition Dates: December 11 & 12
Show Dates: February 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m.
February 4 & 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Theatre of Dare
3848 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
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 pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. 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.