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August: Osage County, resumes performances, opening night set for 4 Dec


The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Tracy Letts' comic-drama, August: Osage County, resumes performances on Thu 29 Nov 2007 at the Imperial Theatre.

The play, which began performances on 30 Oct 2007, was originally scheduled to open on 20 Nov 2007, but due to the recent strike on Broadway the opening is now set for 4 Dec 2007.

The production has extended its run at the Imperial Theatre by three weeks and will now close on 9 Mar 2008, and not the 17 Feb 2008 as originally scheduled. A statement from the company ealier this month explained that the extension was to "help recover lost dates from the strike by Local One stagehands."

August: Osage County: When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter.

The drama recently had its world premiere at Chicago's Steppenwolf, where it ran from 28 Jun - 26 Aug 2007, to critical acclaim. New York Times described the production as a �hugely entertaining�ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.�

The play features the ensemble from Steppenwolf who reprise their roles for the Broadway run: Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Dennis Letts, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Troy West. The production also includes Brian Kerwin, who joins the ensemble for the comedy's Broadway run.

Anna D. Shapiro, once again directs the production, which marks her Broadway debut. The design team features Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Ann Wrightson (lights), Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (original music).

August: Osage County is being produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler and Jerry Frankel, in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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