From Westside Theatre Reviews:
“The role of Violet Weston (Pruella Centers), the pill-poppin’ manipulative momma of the clan, defines and dominates the entire show. From the moment that Centers appears, stumbling and mumbling down the staircase like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, she doesn’t merely steal scenes, she owns them. As the show evolves, she strips away the overtones of pathos to reveal herself as a great, lurking spider who uses her web (the entire house) to ensnare and humiliate all who enter.” Full review.
“Jodi Coffman hits the bulls eye as the oldest Weston sister, Barbara, a 46-year-old in the midst of a divorce. Coffman delivers Barbara’s funny dialogue with a perfectly believable mildness that might realistically dampen humor in someone whose misery has had four decades to grow.” Full review.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for best play. In this ferociously entertaining play, the American dysfunctional family drama comes roaring into the twenty-first century with eyes blazing, nostrils flaring and fangs bared. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after the patriarch disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. This major new play unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Directed by Zachary Centers, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY features a powerhouse cast of TITG favorites: Pruella Centers as Violet, Jodi Coffman as Barbara, Bud Reece as Beverly, Leslie Collins as Ivy, Holly Farmer as Karen, Brandon Weaver as Bill, Sharon Cunningham as Mattie Fae, Chuck Weed as Charlie, Robert Gray as Little Charles, Jeananne Kelsey as Jean, Michael Rouches as Steve, Carly Wasserstein as Johnna, and Fred Sherrill as Sheriff Gilbeau.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY was recently produced as a major motion picture, starring Meryl Street and Julia Roberts, and was nominated for several academy awards.
Performance dates are Feb. 28 through Mar. 15, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Mar. 2 through Mar. 16.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for youths and seniors and are available online by clicking on the link below.
The box office is open 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to each performance 503-359-5349.