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'August: Osage County' shows run April 11-14

The Department of Performing Arts tells the story of sisters who return home to comfort a mother confronting her own demons.

Thursday – Sunday, April 11-14
Department of Performing Arts presents 'August: Osage County'
Written by Tracy Letts; Directed by Kirby Wahl
McCrary Theatre, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

When their father disappears, the Weston sisters are reunited at their childhood home in rural Oklahoma. They have ostensibly returned to support their mother, Violet, but Violet finds more comfort in pills than conversation, and when she’s high there’s no telling what she’ll say. Written for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the script won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available March 21. Note: Contains mature language and subject matter—viewer discretion is advised.

Eric Townsend,
4/11/2013 7:00 AM