About the show
Synopsis: A comedy that leans a bit to the darker side, it’s the story of a pill-popping sharp-tongued cancer patient matriarch whose three daughters rush home when they hear their father has disappeared.
August: Osage County is a dramatic tour-de-force filled with incredible roles and powerful dialogue.
There is much more to the play than meets the eye. It is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, and was adapted for the screen as a highly successful movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts that was nominated (both Meryl and Julia won!) for several Academy Awards and Golden Globes. While the movie was celebrated many believe that the play is even better than the movie.
While it should be noted that the show is three acts (with two short intermissions), each act is actually shorter than most typical one act plays. With a 7:30 start audiences should be on their way by 10pm nightly.
We are incredibly excited about this cast! Between them, this cast has double-digit CTC and Theatre BC Award nominations and awards. “It’s probably one of the strongest casts I’ve worked with on the White Rock stage!” ~ Ryan Mooney, DIRECTOR
This show will definitely appeal to an educated theatre-goer… someone who isn’t just looking for fluff, someone who wants to laugh and to think. This is adult theatre with adult themes and language, but it’s something you’d see nowadays on HBO, Showtime or Netflix.
Dates: April 11 – 28
Written by: Tracy Letts
Director: Ryan Mooney