August: Osage County

August: Osage County

August: Osage County


AUGUST: oSAGE COUNTY

Number of Previews: 18
Number of Performances: 648
First Preview : October 30, 2007
Opening Night : December 4, 2007
Closing Night : January 28, 2009

Opening Night Cast
Ian Barford (Little Charles)
Deanna Dunagan (Violet Weston)
Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata)
Francis Guinan (Charlie Aiken)
Brian Kerwin (Steve Heidebrecht)
Dennis Letts (Beverly Weston)
Madeleine Martin (Kean Fordham)
Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston)
Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham)
Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston)
Jeff Perry (Bill Fordham)
Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken)
Troy West (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau)



OVERVIEW

The thrilling new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) August: Osage County has been hailed by the New York Times as “hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.” When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point that is “not-to-be-missed” (Chicago Tribune). Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch) directs the “dazzlingly good” (Chicago Sun-Times) ensemble in what Variety calls “a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit.”

The production received 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Director of a Play – Anna D. Shapiro, Best Actress in a Play – Deanna Dunagan, Best Featured Actress in a Play – Rondi Reed, and Best Set Design of a Play – Todd Rosenthal.

REVIEWS & AWARDS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

OUTSTANDING!It makes me CRAVE Broadway!”
- Oprah Winfrey

AUGUST is crackling entertainment, an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride through the ultimate in family dysfunction that has lost NONE of its humor or horror.
-David Rooney, Variety

A BRILLIANT play that takes the cliches of the warring family and makes them INVIGORATINGLY NEW.
-Variety

AWARDS

2008 Tony Award®

  • Best Play
  • Best Actress
  • Best Featured Actress
  • Best Direction
  • Best Scenic Design
  • 2008 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Play
  • Outstanding Actress
  • Outstanding Director
  • 2008 Pulitzer Prize®

  • Drama
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

    Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler, Jerry Frankel, Ostar Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, The Weinstein Company, Debra Black, Daryl Roth, Ronald Frankel, Marc Frankel, Barbara Freitag, Rick Steiner and Staton/Bell Group; Assistant Producer: Patrick Daly and Noah Himmelstein

    Commissioned by and World Premiere presented at The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Martha Lavey: Artistic Director; David Hawkanson: Executive Director)

    Written by Tracy Letts; Music Composition: David Singer
    Directed by Anna D. Shapiro; Assistant Director: Henry Wishcamper

    Scenic Design by Todd Rosenthal; Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic; Lighting Design by Ann G. Wrightson ; Sound Design by Richard Woodbury; Assistant Scenic Design: Kevin Depinet, Matthew D. Jordan, Martin Andrew Orlowicz and Stephen T. Sorenson; Assistant Costume Design: Amelia Dombrowski; Assistant Lighting Design: Kathleen Dobbins and Kristina Kloss; Assistant Sound Design: Joanna Lynne Staub

    General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Mary Miller

    Production Stage Manager: Deb Styer; Production Supervisor: Jane Grey; Technical Supervisor: Smitty/Theatersmith, Inc. and Christopher C. Smith

    Original Casting: Erica Daniels; New York Casting: Stuart Howard, Amy Schecter and Paul Hardt; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Marketing: TMG – The Marketing Group; Dramaturg: Edward Sobel; Fight Choreographer: Chuck Coyl; Dialect Coach: Cecilie O’Reilly; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast

    Ian Barford (Little Charles)
    Deanna Dunagan (Violet Weston)
    Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata)
    Francis Guinan (Charlie Aiken)
    Brian Kerwin (Steve Heidebrecht)
    Dennis Letts (Beverly Weston)
    Madeleine Martin (Kean Fordham)
    Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston)
    Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham)
    Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston)
    Jeff Perry (Bill Fordham)
    Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken)
    Troy West (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau)

    Understudies: Munson Hicks (Beverly Weston, Charlie Aiken), Susanne Marley (Mattie Fae Aiken, Violet Weston), Jay Patterson (Bill Fordham, Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, Steve Heidebrecht), Dee Pelletier (Barbara Fordham, Ivy Weston, Karen Weston), Molly Ranson Broadway Debut (Jean Fordham), Kristina Valada-Viars (Johnna Monevata), Troy West (Little Charles).


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