August: Osage County with Omar Sangare

Written by Tracy Letts and directed by Omar Sangare.

Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? Is it possible to curtail moral downfall and pursue happiness instead?

In his eye-opening play, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts reveals the secrets of an American family collapsing under the weight of its own mistakes and avalanching toward final disintegration.

The play surged in popularity after a screen adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, for which both were nominated for Oscars.

As directed by Associate Professor Sangare, this theatrical production examines contemporary relationships and investigates personal and social values.

A set designer from Poland, a choreographer who performs at the world-renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch in Germany, a lighting designer from Broadway, and two Williams alumni – a sound designer and dramaturg – will reunite to surprise the audience yet again with an innovative theatrical creation, uncovering new meanings between the lines of the classic script.

August: Osage County with Omar Sangare

2017

Williamstown

60 minutes

CAST

Evi Mahon as Violet Weston

TL Guest as Beverly Weston

Gabrielle Amos-Grosser as Johnna Monevata

Caroline Fairweather as Barbara Weston-Fordham

Jackson Zerkle and Michael Tcherepashenets as Bill Fordham

Sophie Gaddes as Jean Fordham

Victoria Jasuta as Mattie Fae Aiken

Ashish Solanki as Charles Aiken

Jack Romans as Little Charlie Aiken

Jacqueline Simone as Karen Weston

Brigid Bruno as Ivy Weston

Danny Donahue as Steve Huberbrecht

Michael Kidd-Phillips as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau

Samuel.B.Stark as Understudy

DIRECTION

Omar Sangare

DRAMATURG

Ilya Khodosh, Yale

MOVEMENT ASSISTANCE

Pau Aran

SET DESIGN

Joanna Kus

LIGHTING DESIGN

Coby Chasman-Beck

SOUND DESIGN

Stephen Simalchik

COSTUME DESIGN

Deb Brothers

PROPS ASSISTANT

Paige Carter

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

Alexander Sovronsky

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Emily Rea

STAGE MANAGER

Moiz Rehan

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Julia Kwinto

ASSISTANT TO THE SET DESIGNER

Konstanty Konopinski

ANIMATION ADVISOR

Szymon Prewysz-Kwinto

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

John Salemi and Michael Tcherepashenets

SUPPORT

Williams College, ’62 Center CTD

Pau Aran