August: Osage County
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Written by TRACY LETTS
Mainstage: Aug 23 - Sept 9, 2018
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
WARNING: This show contains adult language, sexual situations, drug use, and adult themes that may be uncomfortable for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Dates & Times
- Thursday, August 23 • 8pm
- Friday, August 24 • 8pm
- Saturday, August 25 • 8pm
- Sunday, August 26 • 2pm
- Friday, August 31 • 8pm
- Saturday, September 1 • 8pm
- Sunday, September 2 • 2pm
- Friday, September 7 • 8pm
- Saturday, September 8 • 8pm
- Sunday, September 9 • 2pm
Meet the Stars
Cast and Crew
Director: Jimmy Kontos
Assistant Director: Gerry Neilson
Stage Manager: Kafui Ablordeppey
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Herod
Set Design: M. Derek Nieves
Lighting Design: Patrick Campbell
Costumes: Roberta Brewer
Sound Design: Kaylee Taylor
Shawn is a frequent performer in the Tallahassee area. Favorite roles include The Countess (John Ruskin), Orpheus Descending (Jabe Torrence), La Cage aux Folles (George), A Little Night Music (Frederick Egerman), and Sweeney Todd (Sweeney). In preparing to work on August: Osage County, Shawn found a quote that sums up the process of becoming Beverly Weston. “You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest.” – John Berrymen
Nancy’s most recent roles include Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady and Grizabella in Cats. She has toured with Donald O’Conner, Ken Berry, Robert Morse, and, Dick Van Dyke for Theatre Of The Stars. Film credits include Coward Of The County with Kenny Rogers and Sharkys Machine with Burt Reynolds. She played Dr Witherspoon on The Catlins for TBS and Ms Poular for the CBS special Not Just Kidstuff. With Theatre Tallahassee, Nancy won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Mother Superior in Nunsense and the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Frau Schneider in Cabaret.
Last season Rachael appeared in 9 to 5 (Violet) and Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn). She just finished a run as stage manager for New Stage Theatreworks' American Idiot. She has appeared in numerous shows in the Tallahassee area, as well as stage managing. She made her directorial debut with Lucky Me last year. She received her B.A. in music from FSU.
Erika is an Artist in Residence with the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts. She has had an extensive professional career as an actress and was a member of the resident company of the New York State Theatre Institute. She was seen most recently as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at Theatre Tallahassee. Other Theatre Tallahassee credits include Annie in Calendar Girls and Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo. Erika can also be seen in numerous FSU CMPA student films and cheering for her two teenage sons on the sidelines of their basketball games.
Colleen was last seen on the Theatre Tallahassee stage as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain. Previous credits: 9 to 5 (Roz Keith), White Christmas (Judy Haynes), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Best Little Whorehouse (Angel), Curtains (Georgia), and Guys and Dolls (Adelaide).
M. Derek Nieves
Derek was last seen as Friar Laurence in Southern Shakespeare's production of Romeo and Juliet. Other previous roles include: One Man, Two Guvnors (Francis Henshall), Rock of Ages (Lonny), Odd Couple (Manuel Costazuela), and The 39 Steps (Clown). Derek earned his BA in Theatre from Florida State University and also attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York.
Aliya Rose Kraar
Aliya is a senior in the Florida State University School of Theatre and is thrilled to make her Theatre Tallahassee debut. Previous credits include: As You Like It, Glory in the Flower, and Anatomy of Gray. Additionally, Aliya works closely with the film school at Florida State.
Ken is very happy to be working again with his old friend, Jimmy Kontos. Previous performances by Ken include Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire), Alf (Peter and the Starcatcher), Bernard (Boeing Boeing), Lt Colonel Markinson (A Few Good Men), and Michael Novak (God of Carnage).
A Tallahassee native, Andie grew up performing at Young Actors Theatre in roles such as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz and Lady Larkin in Once Upon a Mattress. She was also an active member of the FSU acappella community, serving as the President of co-ed group All-Night Yahtzee for two years.
Mattie Fae Aiken
Tiffany's last appearance on the Theatre Tallahassee stage was as Ruth Reynolds in Calendar Girls. More recently she played Mrs. Veta Simmons in Harvey at the Monticello Opera House. Other favorite roles include Flo Owens in Picnic (Thomasville on Stage) and Abby Prescott in Mercy Seat (Canopy Oaks Road Theater).
Robert is the Artistic Director at Young Actors Theatre and holds an M.S in Theatre Education from FSU. Other Credits Include: La Cage aux Folles (ZaZa); Next Fall (Adam); The Producers (Roger DeBris); Company (Peter); To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell); Big River (Pap); My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), The Producers (Roger DeBris); Shrek the Musical (Farquaad); Hairspray (Edna). Among his over seventy directing credits are: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Singin’ in the Rain, Noises Off!, Little Shop of Horrors, Harvey and The Pirates of Penzance.
Melbin Borrero III
"Little Charles" Aiken
This is Melbin’s eighth show with Theatre Tallahassee. He was last seen in the studio as Tom in The Glass Menagerie. Other credits include It's Only a Play (Frank Finger), Peter and the Starcatcher (Tinkerbell/Hawking Clam/Sanchez), and Boeing Boeing (Robert).
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau
Ryan is an award winning actor and happy to be back on stage at Theatre Tallahassee after last performing here as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Ryan’s other performances include Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive, Mr. Robinson in The Graduate and Fredrick Fellows in Noises Off. Ryan’s most recent performance was as Vice Principal Panch in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at QMT, where he finally fell in love with the character after seeing it performed by his good friend, John Campana.