Brenda Bynum Will Lead All-Atlanta Cast of August: Osage County at the Alliance | Playbill

News Brenda Bynum Will Lead All-Atlanta Cast of August: Osage County at the Alliance
Brenda Bynum, Jill Jane Clements and Tess Malis Kincaid will star as the sparring women of the Weston family in the Alliance Theatre production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County.

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama will be staged by Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth. August: Osage County will begin performances April 13 and officially open April 20. The run is scheduled through May 8.

Veteran actress Bynum (The Subject Is Love) will play family matriarch Violet Weston with Clements (Steel Magnolias) as Mattie Fae and Kincaid (Amadeus) as Barbara. The cast will also feature 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."

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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