August: Osage County To Premiere At The Maidment

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Auckland Theatre Company presents the eagerly anticipated New Zealand premier of Tracy Lett's epic tragicomedy about family, August: Osage County at the Maidment Theatre on September 2nd. The play was hailed by the New York Times as "Flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting American play Broadway has seen in years," August: Osage County scooped the Tony Awards as well as winning the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play.

A richly entertaining family drama which juggles the hilarious, the poignant and the appalling on a scale seldom seen in New Zealand with a superb cast of 13 actors, three explosive acts and enough revelations to power several soap operas, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY raises the bar for contemporary drama and gives audiences something to sink their teeth into after a long and lean winter. Starring WIFT member Jennifer Ward-Lealand along with Jennifer Ludlam, Nancy Brunning and Stuart Devenie. Tickets are $25 to $57 and can be purchased either from the Maidment Theatre 09 308 2383 or the ATC website.