County Players Present Dark Comedy

Anna Marie Paolercio (Mattie Fae Aiken), Ann Citron (Violet Weston) in August: Osage County (photo provided) 

August: Osage County won Tony, Pulitzer Prize

County Players in Wappingers Falls will present Tracy Letts’ dark comedy, August: Osage County, over three weekends beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5.

The play won the 2008 Tony for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When their father goes missing, the huge, dysfunctional Weston family reunites and sparks fly.

Anna Marie Paolercio (Mattie Fae Aiken), Ann Citron (Violet Weston) in August: Osage County (photo provided) 

Anna Marie Paolercio (Mattie Fae Aiken), Ann Citron (Violet Weston) in August: Osage County (photo provided)

“It is a big play in many ways, with 13 characters, rigorous in its thought, vigorous in its language,” said director Christine Crawfis. “The great pleasure for all of us working on this play has been to explore the insanities and complexities in our own families, including the unruly humor, and the surprising gestures of love and loyalty that dwell there.”

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 20, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors. The play contains strong language and adult themes. Call 845-298-1491 for reservations or order online at countyplayers.org. The County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main St.


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