Coming in Summer 2014: August: Osage County
The Valhalla Art Music and Theatre Festival and LTCC's Theatre Department are joining creative forces to bring the Pulitzer prize-winning play, August: Osage County, to the stage this summer at LTCC!
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, April 1st from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in LTCC’s Duke Theatre. Participants will read selections from the script for the auditions.
REHEARSALS: starting in May on Tuesday and Thursday nights. In June, rehearsals will shift to Thursdays and Fridays.
PERFORMANCES: July 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31, and August 1. All performances will be held at the Duke Theatre at LTCC.
August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts that captured the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play. After a successful run on Broadway, the play was turned into a popular film starring Meryl Streep (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress) and Julia Roberts (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress).
The play tells the story of the Weston family, which unexpectedly reunites after the father of the large family disappears. Their Oklahoman homestead becomes the scene for a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets, delivering the audience a raw but funny look at the dark side of the American Midwest family. The New York Times says the play is a “fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy…" Time Magazine calls August: Osage County an “original and corrosive black comedy” that “deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays."
Members of the play’s cast and crew will register for class through Lake Tahoe Community College in order to participate. In addition, participants must commit to being available for all of the performances. For more information about the audition, contact the play’s director, David Hamilton, at Hamilton@ltcc.edu. Valhalla Art Music and Theatre Festival Director Evangeline Elston can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (530) 632-3798.