NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana

August: Osage County

Osage County
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August: Osage County Nov 8-9, Nov 15-17 & Nov 21-23

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring the Tracy Letts play, August: Osage County to Billings. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony, Drama Desk and NY Drama Critics awards for best play. Venture Theatre previously performed two other Tracy Letts plays, Bug and Man From Nebraska. August: Osage County is directed by NOVA’s new Interim Managing Producer, Craig Huisenga and features local actors Guy Vieg and Dina Brophy as patriarch Beverly Weston and his oldest daughter, Barbara. Ruth Nyback, a Red Lodge resident plays Violet Weston, the matriarch of the extended Weston clan. When Beverly disappears, the family gathers to comfort Violet and reestablish their fragile relationships with each other. The result is one of the American theatre’s all-time dysfunctional family plays. It is by turns horrifying and laugh-out-loud funny. Prominent local musicians Ed and John Kemmick will provide music for the production.

“August: Osage County may make you think twice about going home for the holidays.” Variety

“It is a fiercely funny and bitingly sad saga of an Oklahoma family in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. ’August’ is probably the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Oh forget probably: It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new play Broadway has seen in years.” – NY Times

“This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays.” —Time Magazine

August: Osage County will be playing November 8-9, 15-17 and 21-23 at NOVACenter for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave.Billings, MT59101. All evening performances are at 7:30 P.M., and the Sunday matinée is at 2:00 P.M.

Prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Group discounts are given for parties of 20 or more. Please visit or call 406-591-9535 for more information.

August: Osage County is rated R for Strong Language and Adult Subject Matter. This is a play for adults.

August: Osage County
Cast and Crew


Beverly Weston –  Guy Vieg

Johnna – Brooke Moncada

Violet Weston – Ruth Nyback

Charlie – Patrick Wilson

Mattie Fae – Diane Kylander

Ivy – Joanna Johnson

Barbara – Dina Brophy

Bill – David Otey

Jean – Lauren Lane

Karen – Catherine Bergman

Steve – Shawn Bettise

Little Charles – Garrick Sather

Sheriff – Scott Rimer

Directed by Craig Huisenga

Set Design by Amber Felker

Lighting Design by Tamara Keierleber

Sound Design by Ryan Gage

Recorded music performed by Ed and John Kemmick, Bob Brown

Music recorded by Bob Brown at Ships In Studio

Costumes coordinated by Gary Treglown

Prop Master – Jody Hopper

Stage Manager – Shad A. Scott

Assistant Stage Manager – C.J. Armstrong

Fight Choreographer – Dan Nickerson

Lighting Assistants – Drew Turner, Jordyn Armstrong, Jacob Keierleber

Set Construction – Amber Felker, Michael DeGrazier, Vincent Raye, Jim McRae, Bob Kimpton, Shawn Bettise, David Otey, Garrick Sather, Ted Kylander, Kathy McLain, Kevin Schweigert

Special Thanks – Dina Brophy, Joanna Johnson, Lauren Lane, Amy Dixon, Cole Johnson, Courtney Kennedy, Dane Jorgenson, Catherine Bergman

Playwright: Tracy Letts
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In the Press
Billings Gazette Review 1: August: Osage County
Billings Gazette Review 2: August: Osage County
Spotlight on August: Osage County – Director Craig Huisenga
Spotlight on August: Osage County – Actress Catherine Bergman
Spotlight on August: Osage County – Actress Dina Brophy
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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts  -  2317 Montana Avenue - Billings, MT 59101
PO Box 11
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-591-9535