Here is a glimpse of what to expect from Repertory Philippines this coming February 21. Meet the actors and what they have to say about their roles. Let the Drama begin . . . see you at the theater.
Repertory Philippines proudly announces
its second offering for the Season 2014 with “ AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
” - The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama written by Tracy Letts.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is set to open on
February 21 and shall run up to March 9, 2014 at Onstage, 2/F,
Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legazpi St., Makati City.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is set on the
plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family
members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny
ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch
of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers
together to simultaneously support and attack one another.
Written with a strong sense of humor,
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
shall follow the meltdown of the Weston
family as each member has personal difficulties that they are unable
Chris Millado, a well-respected theater
veteran and currently the Vice-President and Artistic Director of the
Cultural Center of the Philippines will direct August: Osage County.
The cast of August: Osage County and
the characters they portray are as follows:
BABY BARREDO shall play the role of
Violet Weston, the central character of the play and tracks her life
across the month of August while she lives in Oklahoma. The devious
matriarch, Violet is addicted to painkillers (and any other pill she
can pop) including alcohol and is beyond the glory of her life when
she was a famous poet. She suffers from cancer of the mouth. But that
doesn’t stop her from spewing her cynicism or her hilariously
sinister insults. She has also lost Beverly, her husband.
PINKY AMADOR plays the role of Barbara
Fordham, the eldest daughter. In many ways, Barbara is the strongest
and most sympathetic character. Throughout the play, she tries to
gain control of her chaotic mother, her dilapidated marriage, and her
pot-smoking 14 year old daughter.
TAMI MONSOD plays the role of Ivy
Weston, the middle daughter. A quiet librarian, and stereotypically
mousy. Ivy has stayed close to home, unlike the other errant Weston
sisters. This means Ivy has had to endure the acid tongue of her
mother. She has been maintaining a secret love affair with her first
LIESL BATUCAN plays the role of Karen
Weston, the youngest daughter. She claims to have been unhappy her
entire adult life, prompting her to move away from the family and
reside in Florida. However, she returns to the Weston home bringing
along a fiancé in tow – a successful 50 year old business man who,
unbeknownst to Karen, turns out to by the most loathsome character
within the play.
LEO RIALP plays the role of Beverly
Weston, husband of Violet and father to his three 40-something
daughters. He was a one-time world class poet and full-time
alcoholic. He’s polite, soulful, melancholy, and ultimately
KENNETH MORALEDA plays the role of Bill
Fordham, Barbara's estranged husband and Jean's father, age 49. A
college professor, he has left his wife for a younger woman named
Cindy, one of his students, but wants to be there for his family. His
marriage is disintegrating and his patience is slowly running thin.
SHEILA FRANCISCO plays the role of
Mattie Fae Aiken, Violet's sister, Charlie's wife and Little Charles'
mother. Just as jaded as her sister, Mattie Fae constantly belittles
her son and antagonizes her husband. Eventually she reveals the major
plot point that Beverly, not Charlie, is the real father of Little
Charles. Sheila is also the understudy for Violet Weston.
THEA GLORIA plays the role of Jean
Fordham, Bill and Barbara's smart-tongued 14-year-old daughter. She
smokes pot and cigarettes, is a vegetarian, loves old movies, and is
bitter about her parents' split. More naive than she would like to
RICHARD CUNANAN plays the role of
Charlie Aiken, husband of Mattie Fae and the presumed father of
Little Charles. Charlie, a genial man, was a lifelong friend of
Beverly. He struggles to get Mattie Fae to respect Little Charles.
HANS ECKSTEIN plays the role of Steve
Heidebrecht, Karen's fiancé. A businessman in Florida, (whose
business, it is hinted, centers around the Middle East and may be
less than legitimate) and not the "perfect man" that Karen
considers him. He eventually sexually molests Jean after the two
smoke pot together.
NOEL RAYOS plays the role of "Little"
Charles Aiken, son of Mattie Fae and Beverly, 37 years old—but,
like everyone else, he believes Charlie is his father. Unemployed and
clumsy, his mother calls him a "screw-up", which may be a
self-fulfilling prophecy. He is secretly having an affair with Ivy,
who is revealed to actually be his half-sister.
ANGELI BAYANI plays the role of Johnna
Monevata, a Cheyenne Indian woman, whom Beverly hires as a live-in
housekeeper shortly before he disappears. Violet is prejudiced
against her, but she wins over the other family members with her
cooking skills, hard work, and empathy. Johnna is the silent witness
to much of the mayhem in the house.
NATHS EVERETT will understudy the role
of Johnna Monevata.
ARNEL CARRION plays the role of Sheriff
Deon Gilbeau, a high-school classmate and former boyfriend of
Barbara's, who brings the news of Beverly's suicide to the family.
August: Osage County received the Jeff
Award (Chicago – 2007) for Best New Work and Best Production. These
two awards were closely followed in 2008 by other six awards: Best
New Play awarded by Drama Desk, Distinguished Production of a Play by
Drama League, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best
Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway
Most specially, it was also in 2008
when the play received the biggest award in the industry, the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the TONY Award for Best Play.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY was originally
produced in 2007 by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company at the Downstairs
Theatre in Chicago. After conquering Broadway from October 2007 until
June 2009, it made its UK debut at London's National Theatre in
November 2008. Consequently, many other international productions
were produced in Israel, Tel Aviv, Puerto Rico, Australia, Germany,
Austria, Argentina, Sweden, Peru, Spain, New Zealand, Holland, India,
Poland, Netherlands. The movie version starring Meryl Streep and
Julia Roberts opened late 2013.
For details of the show, you may
contact us the following ways:
By phone: 571-6926 and
Tickets are available through
Ticketworld at 891-9999, or via http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/
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May not be suitable for children under
the age of ten. Children under the age of four are not permitted.