Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

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Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for Tracy Letts' award-winning play, August: Osage County. Directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold, the dark comedy will run in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, May 7 - June 12. Preview performances run May 7 - May 11. Opening night is Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Check out photos of the cast below!

One of the most acclaimed plays of the last decade, August: Osage County won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tracy Letts' sprawling saga about three generations of an Oklahoma family has drawn comparisons to the work of American dramatists Eugene O'Neill, Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams. When their father goes missing, the huge and completely dysfunctionAl Weston family reunites and sparks fly. Violet, the take-no-prisoners matriarch, struggles for control over a family set to implode over secrets, lies and betrayals. A large and complex modern-day masterpiece that the New York Times hailed as "flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years."

The cast of August: Osage County features Globe Associate Artists Robert Foxworth (Beverly Weston) and Robin Pearson Rose (Mattie Fae Aiken) and also Joseph Adams (Bill Fordham), Guy Boyd (Charlie Aiken), Todd Cerveris (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau), Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata), Carla Harting (Ivy Weston), Ronete Levenson (Jean Fordham), Robert Maffia (Steve Heidebrecht), Lois Markle (Violet Weston), Kelly McAndrew (Karen Weston), Angela Reed (Barbara Fordham) and Haynes Thigpen (Little Charles Aiken).

The creative team includes David Zinn (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Dialect Coach) and Diana Moser (Stage Manager).

Playwright Tracy Letts has been an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 2002. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County, which played on Broadway for over a year following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf in 2007. August also enjoyed a sold-out engagement at London's National Theatre and a U.S. National Tour in summer 2009. Other accolades include five Tony Awards (including Best Play), an Olivier Award and six Jeff Awards (including Best Play). Letts is also the author of Superior Donuts, which had its world premiere at Steppenwolf in 2008 and opened on Broadway in 2009; Man from Nebraska, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2003 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Killer Joe, which has been produced in Chicago, London and New York; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London. As an actor, he has appeared at Steppenwolf in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, Road to Nirvana and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His film and television credits include "The District," "Profiler," "Prison Break," "The Drew Carey Show," "Seinfeld," "Home Improvement," Guinevere, U.S. Marshals and Chicago Cab.

Director Sam Gold won an Obie Award for his direction of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons) and The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). His other recent credits include Bathsheba Doran's Kin (Playwrights Horizons), Nick Jones' The Coward (Lincoln Center Theater), Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova), Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (Roundabout Theatre Company), Stephen Belber's Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic Theater Company), Noah Haidle's Rag and Bone (Rattlestick), Sam Marks' The Joke (Studio Dante) and Betty Shamieh's The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop). From 2003-2006, Gold served as the dramaturg at The Wooster Group. He is a Roundabout Associate Artist, NYTW Usual Suspect, Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the Princess Grace Award and graduate of the Juilliard Directing Program.

TICKETS to August: Osage County can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. Performances at the Old Globe Theatre begin on May 7 and continue through June 12. Ticket prices range from $29 to $85. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. There is also a Wednesday matinee on June 1 at 1:00 p.m. and no Saturday matinee performance on June 4. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

Photo Credit: Henry DiRocco



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