WaterTower Theatre today announced the cast for August: Osage County, running March 30 – April 22, 2012 at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast includes Pam Dougherty as Violet Weston; Cliff Stephens as Beverly Weston; Sherry Jo Ward as Barbara Fordham; James Crawford as Bill Fordham; Ruby Westfall as Jean Fordham; Kristin McCollum as Ivy Weston; Jessica Cavanagh as Karen Weston; Nancy A. Sherrard as Mattie Fae Aiken; Tom Lenaghen as Charlie Aiken; Clay Yocum as Little Charles Aiken; Sasha Truman-McGonnell as Johnna Monevata; Chris Hury as Steve Heidebrecht and Stan Graner as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau.
Making their WaterTower Theatre stage debuts in August: Osage County are Sherry Jo Ward, Tom Lenaghen, Sasha Truman-McGonnell and Chris Hury.
The creative team for August: Osage County is led by Director René Moreno. Rodney Dobbs is Set Designer, Barbara Cox is Costume Designer, Jason S. Foster is Lighting Designer, Georgana Jinks is Props Designer and Heidi Shen is the Stage Manager.
August: Osage County previews Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31; Pay What You Can performance is Sunday, April 1; and opens Monday, April 2, running through Sunday, April 22, 2012. Press/Media night is Monday, April 2 at 7:30 pm.
August: Osage County is a gripping play that tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with matriarch Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. A darkly funny tale, the play won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play the same year.
August: Osage County
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by René Moreno
Show Run Dates: Monday, April 2 – Sunday, April 22, 2012
Preview Dates: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 8pm
Pay What You Can: Sunday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Opening Night: Monday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2pm (April 21 only) & 8pm
Single Tickets: $20 – $40
Preview Tickets: $20 (Note: Sunday, April 1 is "Pay What You Can")
How/Where to Buy Tickets:
www.watertowertheatre.org or 972-450-6232 or in person at WaterTower Theatre Box Office (Tuesday – Friday, 12pm to 6pm)
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
About René Moreno (Director)
Actor and director René Moreno was born in Dallas, Texas. He studied music at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and theater and dance at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
He has appeared in the Broadway productions of the Tony Award-winning play Amadeus, where he performed the role of Mozart/Understudy directed by Sir Peter Hall, opposite Frank Langella and Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio (also the First National Tour opposite John Wood); and played Romeo in Joseph Papp's Shakespeare On Broadway opposite ReGina Taylor directed by Estelle Parsons with F. Murray Abraham, Delroy Lindo and Keith David.
In New York City, he has also appeared at the New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater, NYSF/Festival Latino, The Writer's Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, INTAR Theatre, Lakota Theatre Company, New Dramatists, and The Drama League among others.