Announcing the Cast of “August: Osage County”

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax (PPF), Director Michael Donahue is pleased to announce the cast of August: Osage County, which runs March 29 to April 13.

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Michael Donahue

A missing father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring dubious little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling mysteries. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

(* denotes PPF debut)

Beverly Weston – Allen Flanigan*
Violet Weston – Jayne Victor
Mattie Fay Aiken – Deborah Davidson*
Charlie Aiken – John Coscia
Little Charles Aiken – Joshua McCreary
Johnna Monevata – Lily Pond*
Barbara Fordham – Beth Gilles-Whitehead
Karen Weston – Mary Zuzik Andrechik*
Ivy Weston – Andra Whitt
Jean Fordham – Nora Rice*
Bill Fordham – Clint Bagwell*
Steve Heidebrecht – David Rawlings*
Sheriff Deon Gilbreau – David P. Whitehead

Meet the Director

Michael Donahue

Michael Donahue

Michael Donahue is a current PPF board member and been actively directing and acting with PPF since 2009.  Also, an award-winning director, Michael directed Front Page in last year’s season as well as productions of Calendar Girls and House of Blue Leaves.  Michael has an MFA in Theater Directing and was Artistic Director for Playhouse on the Square’s Professional Theatre for Youth in Memphis, TN and Associate Artistic Director for HITT Productions.

“I wanted to direct August: Osage County because [it’s] about a family and all of the complex relationships and secrets that lurk beneath told with a sense of dark humor.  I love to direct theatrically challenging and complex plays.  Especially, the challenge of bringing to life these characters with all of their flaws so that the audience will have empathy for these people while laughing at the dark humor.”