The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents the opening of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This fiercely funny play about an American family opens tonight, February 16 on the Phoenix Mainstage. View photos below!
"Although the play has a larger-than-usual set and cast for the Phoenix, the elements that we look for in a piece are all there. Each character is fully developed, dealing with complex, current issues, and each one travels their own journey through the course of the play," says Phoenix Producing Director Bryan Fonseca who is also directing August: Osage County.
"Casting this show was certainly a labor of love," says Fonseca. "The first audition was a read-through of the Act 2 funeral dinner and when I looked on that stage, I saw the sheer amount of their combined years in theatre, the length of the friendships those people represented to me personally and the tremendous amount of talent embodied by those actors. Now each rehearsal is like a reunion of sorts, like looking back at the history of the Phoenix."
Photo Credit: Zach Rosing
Family matriarch Violet (Martha Jacobs) struggles with reality as her family â€“ Johnna (Erin Cohenour), Jean (Abby Hart), Bill (Bill Simmons), Barbara (Diane Kondrat) and the Sheriff â€“ stand by.
Barbara (Diane Kondrat). Johnna (Erin Cohenour), Jean (Abby Hart), Ronn Johnstone (Sheriff), and Bill (Bill Simmons) hear news about their missing father.
The Weston Sisters, Ivy (Gail Bray), Karen (Diane Timmerman) and Barbara (Diane Kondrat) sit in their fatherâ€™s study.
(L to R) Bill (Bill Simmons), Barbara (Diane Kondrat), Violet (Martha Jacobs), Charles (Charles Goad), Mattie Fay (Gayle Steigerwald), Ivy (Gail Bray), Johnna (Erin Cohenour), Jean (Abby Hart), and Steve (Richard Rand), fight to keep pills from destroying their family.
Bill (Bill Simmons) and Barbara (Diane Kondrat) talk about their troubled marriage.