KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Taylor PlayMakers next performance is in December where they will perform Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County.
The play is a tragicomic portrait of the dysfunctional Weston family as they gather in their large, Oklahoman farmhouse following the disappearance of the family’s patriarch Bev Weston.
Together for the first time in years, the family unloads years worth of baggage in the pressure cooker that is the home.
The ensemble cast features, among others, senior Michael Weinberger as Bev Weston, senior Ashleigh Townsend as his wife Violet Weston, and senior Hannah Morgan, junior Hailey Vickich, and senior Riley Cotten as their daughters Barbara, Ivy, and Karen respectively.
“Tracy Letts pushes the limits with the characters, Morgan said. "They’re not normal, yet feel real. The show will make you laugh so hard your stomach will ache, and it can also make you hurt with the feelings of loss and neglect. It’s a truly beautiful show.”
Though the play is an important piece of American Theatre, it includes more mature topics and is not intended for those under 13 or more sensitive audience members.
Performances take place December 12, 13, and 14 7:00 p.m. in the James E. Taylor Black Box Theatre.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.taylorplaymakers.org.