"August: Osage County" photographs
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts -- live on stage from Sept. 6 to 23, 2012.

Directed by Jacqi Loewy

For performance and ticket information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/august-osage-county-2012-09-06


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.


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

(All photographs in this Flikr set were shot by Scott Diese on Sept. 5, 2012.)
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