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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
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.
EPAC Presents a Riveting AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYKelli Curtain, Theatre Sensation
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 crisisDavid 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.