August: Osage County

The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play

“My wife takes pills and I drink. That’s the bargain we’ve struck.”

In the heat of an Oklahoma summer, the Westons come together due to the disappearance of their patriarch, a world-class poet and alcoholic.

Violet, the matriarch, is depressed, addicted to pain-killers, and ruthlessly honest in her opinions. Her 3 daughters harbour problematic lovers and deep secrets. Violet’s younger sister, Mattie Fae, and her family are well-versed in the Westons’ particular art of cruelty, while her teenage granddaughter is wise beyond her years, the result of living among these warring adults. Observing the chaos is the young, recently-employed housekeeper, a newcomer to this battlefield.

As the temperature soars, so do the familial tensions, boiling over in vicious point-scoring and score-settling to sensationally entertaining effect.

This insightful and compassionate study of a family in meltdown is both dense and deeply funny. A brilliant example of the best of contemporary American drama and a theatrical juggernaut of epic proportions.

Winner: 2008 Tony Award for Best Play
Winner: 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play
Winner: 2008 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play
Winner: 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.” – The New York Times.

Creative team
Director Louise Fischer
Set and Costume Designer Sallyanne Facer
Lighting Designer Michael Schell
Sound Designer David Cashman
Assistant Director Alex Bryant-Smith
Dialect Coach Will Reilly
Production Manager Rosane McNamara
Production Assistant Ester Rosenberg
Stage Manager Christopher Starnawski
Assistant Stage Managers Sai Kasivajjula, Harriet Snaith
Operator Lexie Dent

Cast
Adrian Adam, James Bean , Kirra Farquharson, Peter Flett, Jake Fryer-Hornsby, Brett Heath, Lynden Jones, Sonya Kerr, Alice Livingstone, Amy Scott-Smith, Helen Stuart, Emilia Stubbs Grigoriou, Emily Weare

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When

Wednesday 6 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Thursday 7 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 8 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 9 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday 10 June 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 14 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 15 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 16 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday 17 June 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 21 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 22 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 28 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 29 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 30 June 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday 1 July 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 5 July 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Friday 6 July 2018 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday 7 July 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm

Cost

Full: $35.00
Concessions: $30.00
Previews: $20.00
Thrifty Thursdays: $20.00

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