August: Osage County

August: Osage County
AUG 3 – SEP 8, 2012
Tracy Letts
Mark A. Rhea

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.


The Washington Post Review

“Director Mark A. Rhea has calibrated the pace and rhythms of the piece judiciously — no small matter with a domestic epic that clocks in at 31 / hours.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“[Rena CherryBrown, and Keegan, brilliantly underscore Violet’s vulnerability from the very first moment she staggers on stage, swaying as she makes her way down the stairs.”

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The Washington Examiner Review

“iIn Mark A. Rhea’s scintillating production at the Keegan Theatre…Rhea’s cast leisurely ignites the fireworks, building a grand bonfire with Rena Cherry Brown as its blazing effigy.”

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Metro Weekly Review

“With August: Osage County, director Mark A. Rhea, Keegan’s artistic director, has assembled another solid cast of 13 actors. All of them, more or less, manage to breathe life into characters that could easily have been played as over-the-top caricatures.”

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Broadway World Review

“Director Mark A. Rhea has assembled a group of actors who are able to bring to the stage both nuances and grand moments of theatrical showmanship. “

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Washingtonian Review

“The staging of this nearly four-hour-long drama…is a remarkable feat for director Mark A. Rhea and an outstanding cast of actors.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“The Keegan Theatre is presenting a beautifully crafted production of Tracy Letts’ lengthy but extremely involving play under the taut direction of Mark A. Rhea.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“Directed by Mark A. Rhea, Keegan’s production of Osage County moves effortlessly back and forth between heartache and belly laugh.”

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Beverly Weston Stan Shulman
Violet Weston Rena Cherry Brown
Barbara Fordham Susan Marie Rhea
Ivy Weston Belen Pifel
Karen Weston Karen Novack
Bill Fordham Colin Smith
Jean Fordham Lyndsay Rini
Steve Heidebrecht Charlie Abel
Mattie Fae Aiken Kerry Waters Lucas
Charlie Aiken Kevin Adams
“Little” Charles Aiken Michael Innocenti
Johnna Monevata Shadia Hafiz
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau Eric Lucas

Production Team

Director Mark A. Rhea
Assistant Director Christina Coakley
Set Designer Stefan Gibson
Light Designer  Megan Thrift
Costume Designer Erin Nugent
Sound Designer Jake Null
Properties Designer / Set Dresser Carol Baker
Properties Assistant Katrina Wiskup