NOVACenter for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring the Tracy Letts play, August: Osage County to Billings. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony, Drama Desk and NY Drama Critics awards for best play. Venture Theatre previously performed two other Tracy Letts plays, Bug and Man From Nebraska. August: Osage County is directed by NOVA’s new Interim Managing Producer, Craig Huisenga and features local actors Guy Vieg and Dina Brophy as patriarch Beverly Weston and his oldest daughter, Barbara. Ruth Nyback, a Red Lodge resident plays Violet Weston, the matriarch of the extended Weston clan. When Beverly disappears, the family gathers to comfort Violet and reestablish their fragile relationships with each other. The result is one of the American theatre’s all-time dysfunctional family plays. It is by turns horrifying and laugh-out-loud funny. Prominent local musicians Ed and John Kemmick will provide music for the production.
“August: Osage County may make you think twice about going home for the holidays.” Variety
“It is a fiercely funny and bitingly sad saga of an Oklahoma family in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. ’August’ is probably the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Oh forget probably: It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new play Broadway has seen in years.” – NY Times
“This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays.” —Time Magazine
August: Osage County will be playing November 8-9, 15-17 and 21-23 at NOVACenter for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave.Billings, MT59101. All evening performances are at 7:30 P.M., and the Sunday matinée is at 2:00 P.M.
August: Osage County is rated R for Strong Language and Adult Subject Matter. This is a play for adults.
August: Osage County
Cast and Crew
Beverly Weston – Guy Vieg
Johnna – Brooke Moncada
Violet Weston – Ruth Nyback
Charlie – Patrick Wilson
Mattie Fae – Diane Kylander
Ivy – Joanna Johnson