Monday, December 3, 2012

The Staged Reading Series: August – Osage County on Dec. 4

The third show of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.

Bill Caise directs the cast, which includes Mary Anne Cecil, Thea Strand, Tamara McGough, Carina Atherton-Childress, Stephanie Bosma, Denise Laussade, Liz Bruni, Rick Siler, Jason Richards, Ted Malone, Eric Francis, Daniel Clymer and Jessie Searight.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

The staged reading of August: Osage County will be Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. There will be a question-and-answer session between the audience, director and cast immediately following the reading.

Audience members are encouraged to pay what they can for admission. General admission tickets are available the night of the staged reading.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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