It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008 and was made into a feature film starring Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in 2013. Fans of August: Osage County can hear members of the original Steppenwolf and Broadway companies perform the play live in a special reading that will be broadcast on public radio and streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan and Mariann Mayberry reunite to record Tracy Letts’ dark, Pulitzer Prize winning comic epic, joined by National Tour cast member Shannon Cochran and directed by Bart DeLorenzo. The Weston family gathers during a brutal summer heat wave to provide comfort to their bitter, substance-abusing matriarch and find their missing father. It’s an unforgettable theatrical journey that offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America. All performances will be recorded live in front of an audience (without sets or costumes) to air on L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM).
Saturday, July 12 – 3 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 – 4 p.m.
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
(enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)
For tickets, call 310-827-0889 or www.latw.org