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NTC Stages the Much-Awarded Drama “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, May 19 - June 4

May 12, 2017
Novato Theater Company completes its successful 2016- 2017 season with Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County,” a drama that scored a rare trifecta, winning a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize of Drama. The NTC production is directed by Terry McGovern and Nan Ayers. It is produced by Kim Bromley and Sandy Lelich. “August: Osage County” runs May 19 through June 4 at the NTC Playhouse (5420 Nave Drive) in Novato, CA.

After the disappearance of their father, the adult daughters of Beverly and Violet Weston return to their Pawhuska, Oklahoma family home along with their spouses, children, boyfriends and assorted kin to rally around their narcotic addicted mother, Violet. Obvious truths and long held secrets shape a family reunion that would make Tennessee Williams cringe.

The cast includes William Peden (Beverly), Shirley Hall (Violet), Cindy Calderon (Johnna), Sandi Weldon (Mattie Fae), Stacy Anderson (Ivy), Eugene de Christopher (Charlie), Heather Shepardson (Barbara), Ken Bacon (Bill), Caitlin Strom-Martin (Jean), Jeffrey Taylor (Sheriff Gilbeau), Miriam Ani (Karen), Molntgomery Paulsen (Steve), and Jesse Lumb (Little Charles).

Tracy Letts is an award-winning writer for both stage and screen, as well as a successful actor. In 2008, Letts won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “August: Osage County.” It had premiered in Chicago in 2007, before moving to New York. It opened on Broadway in 2007 and ran into 2009.

Running Time is 3 hours, with 2 intermissions. For tickets or more information please phone (415) 883-4498 or visit www.novatotheatercompany.org.


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