August: Osage County
by Tracy Letts
Directed by: Kay Roth
Performances: November 9, 10, 11(m), 15, 16, 17
A father who vanishes, a pill popping mother, three sisters with shady little secrets, and the rest of the Weston clan know how to love each other and be cruel to each other- often at the same time. A black comedy written by Tracy Letts, August: Osage County first came to the stage at Steppenwolf Theater. The winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best New Play, the play has been called ‘fiercely funny and bitingly sad.” August: Osage County is packed with complicated and compelling characters, is funny, vicious and compassionate and spins toward a conclusion that will keep the audience’s attention.
Kay has directed 11 shows at ACT. She has also appeared on stage, first in The Rocky Horror Show and most recently in Bell, Book and Candle. Her other directing credits include Cemetery Club, Oliver, The Runner Stumbles, Noises Off, The Laramie Project, Of Mice and Men, And Then There Were None, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Game’s Afoot, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Pippin. Kay has also designed props, sets and costumes, stage managed and been assistant director for a number of shows, including Shrek the Musical, Avenue Q, Hello Dolly, Big Fish and Annie. Kay is a past board member and currently acts as the theater’s program editor. She is a graduate from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Communication Arts and currently works for Lee Enterprises. Kay lives in Albany with her husband Ken. Three generations of the family are involved at ACT, including grandson, Sebastian.