Pulitzer Prize winner ‘August:
Osage County’ plays at NOVA
November 08, 2013 12:15
am • By Jaci Webb
CASEY PAGE/Gazette Staff
for the Performing Arts is producing the Tracy Letts play,
“August: Osage County,” beginning Friday and running through
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony,
Drama Desk and NY Drama Critics awards for best play, this work
is a dark comedy. It is directed by NOVA’s interim managing
producer Craig Huisenga and features local actors Guy Vieg and
Dina Brophy as patriarch Beverly Weston and his oldest daughter,
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
re-establish their fragile relationships with each other. The
result is one of the American theatre’s all-time dysfunctional
It is by turns horrifying and
laugh-out-loud funny. Prominent local musicians Ed and John
Kemmick will provide music for the production.
Osage County” carries the equivalent of an R rating for strong
language and adult subject matter. This is a play for adults.
A review in Time magazine said “This original and corrosive
black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great
American family plays.”
“August: Osage County” plays Nov.
8-9, 15-17 and 21-23. All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m.,
and the Sunday matinées start at 2 p.m. The playhouse is located
at 2317 Montana Ave.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults and
$15 for students or seniors. Group discounts are given for
parties of 20 or more. Visit www.NOVAbillings.org or call
406-591-9535 for more information.