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Posted on April 2, 2014

Students act out scene from play. Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014 spring season with ‘August: Osage County’, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The story, which unfolds over the course of several weeks in August, is set near Pawhuska, Okla., inside the home of Beverly and Violet Weston. At once fiercely funny and bitingly sad, this dark comedy by playwright Tracy Letts unflinchingly exposes the dysfunction of their Midwestern family.

Audiences will be treated to an evening filled with delightfully uncomfortable moments. The performance contains subject matter that may not be suitable for young children.

The play is directed by Dr. Michael Slavin, chair of the theatre department. Senior Alexis Hagerty serves as stage manager with backstage assistance from Emma Hammaker and Annabel Lorence.

Student actors include: Chris Brandi,  Jason Dohoda, Madelaine Duddley, Autumn James, Trevon Kiser, Emily Lorence, Molly Malady, Emily Marmol, Sarah Martik, Kyle Malinosky, Stephen Reedy, Esther Verkouw, and Joseph Zienkiewicz.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. April 10-11, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on April 12. All performances are in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

Ticket price is $12 for patrons of all ages. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For more information, or to order tickets (with a credit card) by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.