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Dramac Presents August: Osage County

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11 Gymnasium Road

Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

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Macquarie University's Drama Society (DRAMAC) is proud to present its production of Tracy Lett's award winning play, August: Osage County.

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centres around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. His wife, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling”, is joined in the aftermath by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who each harbour their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat.

After making it's theatrical debut in Chicago in 2007, this award winning black comedy has seen few performances in Sydney theatres and DRAMAC is proud to stage such a predigious and masterfully written play.


Doors will open at 6:45 for a 7pm start, and the show will run for approximately three hours with two short intervals. Tickets will also be avaliable for purchase at Front of House on the night, unless they sell out online prior to the event.


CONTENT WARNINGS: Drug addiction, suicide, alcoholism, simulated violence, paedophilia, emotional and physical abuse, coarse language (including racist language and slurs). The production involves the use of herbal cigarettes.

Please contact the production team if you would like to discuss these themes further, using the email dramac.augustosagecounty@gmail.com.


CAST:
Violet Weston – Maddie Gerard
Barbara Fordham – Alessia Medina
Ivy Weston –Taylor Musa
Karen Weston – Liberty Walker
Bill Fordham – James Miller-Argue
Jean Fordham – Mickey Polon
Mattie Fae Aiken – Abbie Hartman
Charlie Aiken – Peter David Allison
Little Charles Aiken / Beverly Weston – Sam Hutchinson
Steve Heidebrecht / Sheriff Deon Gilbeau – Edward Brooks
Johnna Monevata – Shereen Nand


PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director: John “Jack” Goggin
Assistant Director: Jessica Orchard
Producer: Freya Jokela
Producer: Tess Watterson
Stage Manager & Marketing Coordinator: Joel Montgomery
Production Assistant: Sandali Alahakone
Production Assistant: Sasha Galwey
Lead Set Dresser: Hannah Yardley

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