August: Osage County
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre
By Tracy Letts
Direction by John Moon
20th Season Pick:
Living on stage. It is the foundation on which this Company was built. August: Osage County returns the Company to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn’t be a 20th Season without a piece that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and a theatre Company that brings stories to – life.
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 tornado of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. This major play is the best play of the 21st century and unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.
“In Tracy Letts’ ferociously entertaining play, the American dysfunctional family drama comes roaring into the twenty-first century with eyes blazing, nostrils flaring and fangs bared, laced with corrosive humor so darkly delicious and ghastly that you’re squirming in your seat even as you’re doubled-over laughing.” —Variety
The running time for August: Osage County is 3 hours and 20 minutes, including 2 intermissions.
Thank you to Company of Fools’ 20th Season Sponsors: Bob Disbrow & Kim Kawaguchi, Linda & Bill Potter, Walt Witcover Legacy Gift, Theresa Castellano Wood & Benjamin Wood and Barbara & Stanley Zax with support from Ali Long, The Deer Creek Fund, The Michael S. Engl Family Foundation, High Country Fusion, Priscilla Pittiglio, The Shubert Foundation, Richard & Judy Smooke, Bob & Linda Edwards, Arrow ‘R Storage and Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.
Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors (62 and over) and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under).
These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview (September 30), 10 for $10, and Educator Night (October 1). There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $30 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)
BEYOND THE CURTAIN SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:
Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:
“Pay What You Feel” Night – September 30, 7pm
Join us for the first performance of August: Osage County and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show.
Educator Night – October 1, 7pm
$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.
Girl’s Night Out – October 3, 7pm
COF has created nights where going to the theatre got even a bit more fun. These performances offer discounts at our local restaurants, a chance to win a fabulously foolish goodie bag, champagne and chocolate and a whole lot more!
Chat Back – October 11, 3pm
Stay after the show as actors, directors and designers answer your burning questions and share fascinating stories. Chat Backs are free and don’t require advanced reservations, just stay in the theatre immediately following the show!
Backstage Tour – October 11, 3pm
Get a tour behind the scenes! COF company members take you on a fascinating tour that reveals the tricks of the trade, the colorful history of COF, and much more! Limited space available. Click here to register.
“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.
Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.726.9491 – we’re happy to help!
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Sept. 30……….7pm PAY WHAT YOU FEEL NIGHT
Thursday, Oct. 1……….7pm Educators Night
Friday, Oct. 2……….7pm
Saturday, Oct. 3……….7pm Girl’s Night Out
Wednesday, Oct. 7……….7pm
Thursday, Oct. 8……….7pm
Friday, Oct. 9……….7pm
Saturday, Oct. 10……….7pm
Sunday, Oct. 11……….3pm Chat Back/ Backstage Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 14……….7pm
Thursday, Oct. 15………. 7pm
Friday, Oct. 16……….7pm
Saturday, Oct. 17……….7pm
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