PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Molly Ranson Chronicles August: Osage County's Sydney Adventure

News   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Molly Ranson Chronicles August: Osage County's Sydney Adventure
 
The Weston Family of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is enjoying a reunion of sorts, as most of the original cast members have returned to reprise their roles in the play's Australian staging for the Sydney Theatre Company. We've got exclusive shots.

Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, the Steppenwolf production includes ensemble member Gary Cole (Steve Heidebrecht), Tony winner Deanna Dunagan (Violet Westin), Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata), ensemble member Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston), ensemble member Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham), ensemble member Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Charlie Aiken), ensemble member Jeff Perry (Bill Fordham), Molly Ranson (Jean Fordham), ensemble member and Tony winner Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken), Chelcie Ross (Beverly Weston), Troy West (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau) and Gary Wilmes (Little Charles).

The company convened in Chicago for a brief rehearsal period before heading out to Australia, where they began performances Sept. 13.

Exclusively for Playbill.com, Molly Ranson — recently seen in The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizons — chronicled the ensemble's journey from the U.S. to its current home Down Under:

August: Osage County, according to the Sydney Theatre Company, "is the grand and gripping tale of the Weston family, a large extended family that comes together at their Oklahoma homestead after the disappearance of the family patriarch. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the clan must also contend with matriarch Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the eye of the storm."

The production runs through Sept. 25.

For tickets, priced $40-$90, call (02) 9250 1777 or visit sydneytheatre.com.au.

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