Little Theatre of Manchester will present Tracy Letts’ AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
*Dates: April 13 to April 29, 2018
*Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM / Sundays at 2 PM
*Ticket Prices: $25 for VIP / $19 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available)
The sweltering August heat of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. A vanished father. A mother that pops pills like jellybeans. Three sisters harboring shameful secrets. Playwright Tracy Letts’ brutal and hilarious masterpiece will lift you out of your seat with laughter one moment and stun you into silence the next. But be warned, the Weston’s venom-tongued matriarch Violet serves up so much bitter hilarity and poignancy, don't be surprised if you need a few antacids after this family dinner.
Honored in 2008 with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and five Tony Awards (including Best Play), the Broadway production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY was reviewed as “hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations, and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat. The fiercely funny and bitingly sad August: Osage County is a turbo-charged tragicomedy that is a feast for actors and audiences alike.” by the New York Times.
LTM member Michael Forgetta is directing this family dramedy in his third year as Artistic Director at LTM. Since 1991, Michael has been an active LTM member as an actor, director, and administrator. He has over 30 years of both amateur and professional theater experience, including directing LTM’s recent productions of Godspell, Company, and Barefoot in the Park.
“[August] is one of the best plays written in the 21st century. It has comedy, drama, and pathos; it is outrageous, yet connects with reality,” says Forgetta. “It’s a challenging show for both our actors and audiences. It is a show that needs to be experienced, and we are thrilled to give our patrons a chance to see it.”
“But it’s a work not for the faint of heart,” warns Forgetta. August is suitable for adults and older teenagers, as it contains extremely strong language and mature themes.
Scott “Woodie” Woodruff - Beverly
Debi Freund - Violet
Jane Cerosky - Barbara
Mark Lariviere - Bill
Jackie DeMaio - Jean
Alysa Auriemma - Ivy
Tina Huey - Karen
Shawn Procuniar - Steve
Angela Dias - Mattie Fae
Bill Emerson - Charles
Andrew Rosenstein - Little Charles
Daniel Patterson - Sheriff Deon Gilbeau
Alexandra DeHart - Johnna