August: Osage County, Starring Atlanta Veteran Brenda Bynum, Begins Alliance Run April 13

News   August: Osage County, Starring Atlanta Veteran Brenda Bynum, Begins Alliance Run April 13
Brenda Bynum, Jill Jane Clements and Tess Malis Kincaid are the leaders of the Weston family in the Alliance Theatre production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, which begins previews April 13 in Atlanta.

Brenda Bynum
Brenda Bynum

Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth stages the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama that will officially open April 20. The run is scheduled through May 8.

Veteran actress Bynum (The Subject Is Love) stars as family matriarch Violet Weston with Clements (Steel Magnolias) as Mattie Fae and Kincaid (Amadeus) as Barbara. The cast also features Atlanta-area actors Andrew Benator, Carolyn Cook, Richard Garner, Bart Hansard, Chris Kayser, Joe Knezevich, Bethany Anne Lind, Courtney Patterson, Diany Rodriguez and Del Hamilton.

Understudies include Pat Bell, Rial Ellsworth, Eliana Marianes and Stacy Melich.

The Alliance describes the acclaimed work as an "emotional Armageddon," which "examines the past and present lives of one issue-ridden family and transforms one family gathering into an apocalyptic evening of can’t-turn-away blood sport—filled with sex, secrets and really inappropriate behavior."

August: Osage County has set design by Leslie Taylor, costume design by Mariann Verheyen, sound design by Clay Benning and lighting design by Ken Yunker.

Letts is also the playwright of Superior Donuts, his Broadway follow-up to August: Osage County, as well as Bug and Killer Joe. He currently stars opposite original August: Osage County cast member Amy Morton in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.

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