Thinking about seeing August: Osage County this weekend? better call soon – tickets are going fast! The phone number for the box office is (616)234-3946 or go to www.atgr.org to purchase your tickets online.
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Monday morning Shelly Irwin interviewed Director Fred Sebulske and Cast Members Amy Osborn and Jean Reed Bahle of August: Osage County on her Morning Show on WGVU Radio. If you missed it, you can listen to it on www.wgvu.org.
Go to www.atgr.org to learn more about Actors’ final production in our 31st Season. Box office and ticketing information are also available on the site. As a reminder: August: Osage County closes this weekend, so call ahead for tickets!
Writer and speaker Ruth Butler was in to see August: Osage County. She wrote about Actors’ production on her blog. Here’s an excerpt:
Running through May 26 at Actors’ Theatre in Grand Rapids.
Every family has its problems. Yet after being immersed in those lived by the Weston family of Oklahoma, I wanted more.
Not because “August: Osage County” felt unfinished. But because we, the a
udience, had been through so much with these people, we became invested. We cared.
As the characters grapple with the disappearance of the father, boils burst and ruts are examined. In the capable, rousing hands of some of the area’s best performers, the characters are simply unforgettable.
The play, the final production of the season for the downtown Grand Rapids theater, has quite a pedigree: a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for its Broadway run.
It opened at Chicago’s storied Steppenwolf Theater before moving to Broadway. Now it’s in GR. Do not miss it.
If you fear the ravages of family drama, know that this three-act play by Tracy Letts has humor even in the most harrowing scenes. Laughter and tragedy? What, you never saw those masks?
And the cast: Dream Team. I’d love to know how many previous productions these players represent. How many total years of experience they bring to the table.
Read the rest of the article on Ruth’s Blog. Thank you for your kind words, Ruth!
For more information about August: Osage County, including links to purchase tickets, go to Actors’ website at www.atgr.org.
August: Osage County in the media again. Check out this excerpt from www.rapidgrowthmedia.com
August: Osage County: Pulitzer Prize Winner Wraps It All Up
“This is a saga of a family that covers generations. It ranks right up there with the great family dramas like Death of a Salesman and Long Days Journey Into Night,” says Fred Sebulske, director and founder of Actors’ Theatre on the Grand Rapids premier of the Chicago Steppenwolf Theater and 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August: Osage County. “People say those plays are dark, but when they are done well, they have humor and beauty.”
A dark look at a contemporary Midwestern American family, August: Osage County is a revelation both on stage with the actors and the powerful representation of how repression often reveals itself in shocking and startling ways.
Don’t let people tell you the dramatic arts are dead because this play, which had a successful run in New York and London before arriving here in Grand Rapids, is a tour de force of powerful American storytelling.
“August: Osage County is play that both looks toward the future of live theatre while hearkening back to great theatrical works of the past such as Eugene O’Neill or Tennessee Williams, with maybe a bit of Sam Shepard and Lillian Hellman thrown in for good measure!” says Jonathan Clausen, director of Development and Marketing at Actors’ Theatre. “Frankly, I couldn’t think of a better way to close out our 31st Season and enter our 32nd — or a better group of actors to show us all how it’s done. ”
Be sure and read the complete article at: www.rapidgrowthmedia.com
Box Office Information for Actors’ Theatre
Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM, beginning three weeks prior to performance. The box office will be open from 1PM until show time on the day of performance.
Spectrum Theater is located at:
160 Fountain Street NE [map]
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
To contact the box office, please call (616)234-3946 or click here to view current ticket offerings.
Dad has vanished… Mom is addicted to prescription pills… Three sisters, each harboring shady secrets… The large Weston family comes together when Dad disappears, and the homestead explodes in a storm of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. August: Osage County unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes a Midwestern American family…and its dark side! Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August: Osage County is playing at Actors’ through 5/26/2012.