Watch the Westons of Osage County put the fun back in dysfunctional!

August: Osage County includes adult language and material not suitable for young audiences

"EPAC's 'August: Osage County' is harrowing, heartfelt and hilarious"

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online


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Kevin Fennell interviews Susan Kresge, who plays Barbara Weston in EPAC's performance of August: Osage County, opening Thursday 3/19 and plays through Saturday, 4/4. (run time 28:26)

Fear and humor in the Midwest: EPAC stages 'August Osage County'

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review

Audiences flocked to Tracy Letts's savagely funny tragicomedy August: Osage County when it took Broadway by storm in 2008, winning every award in sight for Best Play: the Pulitzer, the Tony, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.


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Set in the Oklahoma county of the title, the play centers on the Weston family. The parents, Beverly and Violet, are in their sixties. When father Beverly suddenly disappears, their three adult daughters and Violet’s sister show up (with their various men) to deal with the crisis. But no one really wants to deal with Violet, who has mouth cancer, an addiction to painkillers, and a vicious disposition. It’s not long before all hell breaks loose.

'August: Osage County' review: EPAC pulls no punches in tense, funny look at family in crisis

David Dunkle, Penn Live

EPAC's production will be directed by artistic director Edward R. Fernandez, who saw the Broadway production in 2008. "I will never forget the thrill I felt as an audience member seeing this play for the first time," says Fernandez. "I knew I was watching the newest great American play. It was riveting—daring, dangerous, and hilarious. Tracy Letts had taken the naturalistic American family drama to the next level. I knew I had to produce and direct this show at EPAC."

With Fernandez at the helm, you can be sure that dramatic thrills await you. Take a trip to Osage County and see just how entertaining family life at its worst can be.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor is Dr. Cynthia F. Gessler

EPAC's Individual Performance Sponsor is Green Mountain Cyclery and the Farrington Family

EPAC's 2015 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.


Creative Team

Director - Ed Fernandez

Assistant Director - Zach Smith
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Set Designer - Mike Rhoads
Light Designer - Joe Boufford
Costumes - Veronica Craig
Props - Angie Fasnacht
Tech Director - Steve Schelling
Production Manager - Michael Wiltraut


Violet - Elizabeth Pattey
Barbara - Susan Kresge
Ivy - Sharon Mellinger
Karen - Lynne DeMers-Hunt
Bill - Ken Seigh
Steve - Bob Checchia
Jean - Natalie Young
Mattie Fae - Trisha Corcoran
Charlie - John Kleimo
Little Charles - Bob Breen
Beverly - Larry Gessler
Johnna - Emily Kuhns
Sheriff - Noel Smith

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Opening Night Party Sponsor

Ephrata American Legion

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications

Individual Performance Sponsor

Green Mountain Cyclery and the Farrington Family



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