Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents the South Florida Regional Premiere of 'August: Osage County' - Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play

August: Osage County, the five-time Tony Award-winning play that tells the bitingly funny and sensationally entertaining tale of the Weston family of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, is making it's South Florida regional debut at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) on March 9.
Written by 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts (Superior Donuts, Man From Nebraska, Killer Joe, Bug), this grand and gripping new play tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead after the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of the storm. 

Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winning five, including Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Director, along with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play, Best Director and Best Scenic Design, August: Osage County opened at the Imperial Theatre Broadway on December 4, 2007, to wide critical acclaim. The New York Times called August: Osage County “The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years,” and it was voted The #1 Play of the Year by Time, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, and TimeOut New York. 
The play is directed by David Arisco and stars Annette Miller in the role of the family matriarch, Violet. Joining her is Laura Turnbull as Barbara Fordham, Dennis Creaghan as Beverly Weston, Barbara Bradshaw as Mattie Fae Aiken, Erik Fabregat as Little Charles, Jackie Rivera as Jean Fordham, Stephen G. Anthony as Steve Heidebrecht, Gregg Weiner as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, Peter Haig as Charlie Aiken, David Kwiat as Bill Fordham, Cecilia Isis Torres as Johnna Monevata, Kathryn Lee Johnston as Ivy Weston, and Amy McKenna as Karen Weston. 

"Audiences from South Florida have not experienced a play of this magnitude in the regional arena," said Artistic Director David Arisco. We've assembled an outstanding cast, a gifted design team and I'm excited to accept the challenge of this hysterically funny and tragically powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play."
Preview performances of August: Osage County will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10 at 8 pm. The show will open on Friday, March 11 at 8 pm and play through April 3. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm, with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 pm. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, March 16 at 2 pm.
Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $37. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $42, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $50. 

Actors’ Playhouse is the nonprofit resident theatre company and managing agent of the historic Miracle Theatre on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Actors’ Playhouse, which has brought home 63 regional Carbonell Awards for artistic excellence, is a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 22 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County. 

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