Pulitzer-Winning Drama August: Osage County Opens at the Alley Feb. 23

News   Pulitzer-Winning Drama August: Osage County Opens at the Alley Feb. 23
Tracy Letts' Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama August: Osage County, featuring Jennifer Harmon, Sarah Gay, Louisa Flaningam and Tony Award nominee Josie de Guzman, officially opens Feb. 23 at Houston's Alley Theatre

Louisa Flaningam
Louisa Flaningam Photo by John Everett

Jackson Gay directs the tense play about an Oklahoma family gathering, which began previews Feb. 18 and will run through March 13 on the Hubbard Stage.

Harmon (Broadway's Glass Menagerie, Amy's View) stars as pill-popping family matriarch Violet Weston, with Gay as her caretaker, Johnna Monevata; Flaningam (Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, The Magic Show) as Mattie Fae Aiken; and de Guzman (Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls) as Barbara Fordham.

The cast also features Eva Kaminsky as Ivy Weston, Jeffrey Bean as Bill Fordham, James Belcher as Charlie Aiken, James Black as Steve Heidebrecht, Elizabeth Bunch as Karen Weston, Chris Hutchison as Little Charles Aiken, Charles Krohn as Beverly Weston, Emily Neves as Jean Fordham and Todd Waite as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau.

The Alley production has scenic and lighting design by Kevin Rigdon, costume design by Alejo Vietti, sound design by Pierre Dupre and fight direction by Brian Byrnes. Lauren Halvorsen is the dramaturg.

According to the Alley, "August: Osage County tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their Oklahoma home when the patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. This powerful production exposes relationships between unforgettable characters who present themselves with unflinching honesty." 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?

Tickets are available by visiting AlleyTheatre. The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.

Josie de Guzman and Jennifer Harmon
Josie de Guzman and Jennifer Harmon Photo by John Everett
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