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.
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
Ilya Khodosh, Yale
ASSISTANT TO THE SET DESIGNER
John Salemi and Michael Tcherepashenets
Williams College, ’62 Center CTD