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August: Osage County
21 Jun, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Show: August: Osage County
Author: Tracy Letts
Venue: Latvian Theatre Cenre
Theatre Company: Playlovers
Show Dates: June 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 July 4, 5, 6 at 7.30pm, June 23, 30 at 2pm
Director: Barry Park
August: Osage County is described as amusing, vicious, compassionate and unrelenting.
Tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat as a fractious family is holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma.
The Weston family are 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 harbour their own deep secrets, her sister and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and the observer of the chaos, a young Cheyenne housekeeper.
Described by The New York Times as ‘the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years,’ the play bursts with humour, vivacity, and intelligence.
For this production, award-winning director Barry Park has assembled a very experienced cast featuring Sally Barendse, Tessa Bevilacqua, Alida Chaney, Martyn Churcher, David Cotgreave, Nic Doig, Robert Jackson, Cameron Leese, Dean McAskil, Jennifer McGrath, Jackie Oates, Sarah Thillagaratnam and Chandra Wyatt. Original music has been composed by Myles Wright for the production.