Think YOUR Family is Dysfunctional? Watch This One at Addison's WaterTower Theatre.
The Westons have a difficult time in August: Osage County, now on stage at Addison's WaterTower Theatre. Dysfunction and abuse abound in this dark comedy by Tracy Letts.
The acting is superb. Pam Dougherty as Violet Weston, the pill popping matriarch of the family, and Sherry Jo Ward as the eldest daughter, are supported by a fabulous cast so large that the Playbill contains a family tree. Without giving too much away, the production begins with Beverly Weston, the patriarch, played by Cliff Stephens, hiring a Native American woman, played by Sasha Truman-McGonnell, to be their housekeeper.
You will be talking about this play long after the final curtain comes down. Be advised: there is strong language and mature themes.
The play received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is being made into a movie, reportedly with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
August: Osage County runs through April 22nd at the Addison WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001. Tickets are $20 - $40.
Additional performance: Saturday, April 21 at 2pm