August: Osage County Brood Will Come Home to Roost — in Oklahoma City

News   August: Osage County Brood Will Come Home to Roost — in Oklahoma City
Tracy Letts' Tony Award-winning Oklahoma-set play August: Osage County will make its Oklahoma resident-theatre premiere Oct. 7-10 at Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre.

Pam Dougherty
Pam Dougherty

The Broadway national tour had played an engagement in Tulsa, OK. This fall run marks the first time an Equity production was created from the ground up for the Sooner State.

Broadway's Stacey Logan (Crazy for You, Sweet Smell of Success) will return to her hometown to play take-charge daughter Barbara, who, with her two grown sisters, returns to their family manse after the disappearance of their father. There, they spar with their cancer-stricken, pill-addicted mother, Violet.

Joining Logan in the cast will be fellow Oklahomans Jonathan Beck Reed (Little Me and Roadside Off-Broadway) as Steve Heidebrecht, Emmy winner Michael Jones as Beverly Weston, Actors' Equity national councilor and regional theatre mainstay Pam Dougherty as Violet Weston, plus Ruth Charnay, Brooke Culbertson, Sarah dAngelo, Cindy Hanksa, Chris Schinske, Ben Hall, Rick Allen Lippert, D. Lance Marsh and Craig Pruitt.

The production will be directed by Rene Moreno.

City Rep founder Donald Jordan said in a statement, "We feel a special resonance with this brilliant work. Created by an Oklahoman, set in Oklahoma and about an Oklahoma family, we feel an artistic obligation to offer this masterpiece to our community. We also believe it continues City Rep's tradition of serving the cultural needs of our home by producing exciting and invigorating professional theatre of the highest quality." August: Osage County will be presented by the Equity-affiliated City Rep Oct. 7-10 — "one week only due to size and expense," Jordan told — in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall's Freede Little Theater.

August: Osage County premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2007, earning playwright Tracy Letts the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Following its sold-out run in Chicago, August: Osage County transferred to Broadway where it played 666 performances and garnered five 2008 Tony Awards including Best Play. August also played a sold-out eight-week engagement at London's National Theatre, toured the U.S. and will play Sydney, Australia, starting this August.

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