AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Civic Reader's Theatre Drama
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman homestead explodes in a frenzy of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the acid tongued, pill-popping cancer patient matriarch, and you've got a play that unflinchingly, and uproariously, exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play is dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable!
The Civic Reader's Theatre program was established eleven years ago as a way of providing more performance opportunities for our veteran actors. Needless to say, this reader's theatre program has proven to be very popular with volunteers and patrons alike. It is designed to meet the needs of actors 50 and older. All productions are "reader's theatre" in nature, lines and lyrics are learned but not memorized.
RATING: MATURE AUDIENCES AGE 16 AND UP
"Packed with unforgettable characters and dozens of quotable lines..."
- NY Sun
Mattie Fae - MARY REDMON
Barbara - CHRISTA MANNING *
Violet - ROBYN SMITH *
Ivy - KITTY KACHNIEWICZ
Karen - LAURIE L. NIC
Johnna - DONNA ROBINSON *
Jean - MEGAN HENDERSON
Beverly - JAMES H. GEARY
Bill - MICHAEL FRAZIER *
Charles - RON DUNDON
Lil Charles - EVAR CORRADINI
Steve - R.J. SOULE
Sheriff - ALAN MOERDYK
* DENOTES CIVIC DEBUT
Director - KRISTEN TYRRELL
Scenic Designer - LIBBY RYAN-SMALLS
Costume Designer - ELAINE KAUFFMAN
Lighting Designer - SARA ELFRING
Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted & Audio Descriptive Performance)
Saturday, April 25th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 26th at 2:00pm
Dear Kalamazoo Civic Patrons, Volunteers, Students and Staff,
We are closely monitoring the reports from the Center for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and are complying with their guidelines.
Your safety and wellness are our priority. We are proactively increasing our efforts to protect you not just from the novel coronavirus, but also from other viral and bacterial infections.
First, we are adopting new procedures to assure a safe and clean facility.
- We have placed alcohol-base hand sanitizers in prominent spots around each of our venues, restrooms and rehearsal spaces. Please feel free to use them often.
- We are providing disinfectant wipes (containing 70% isopropyl alcohol) to clean and disinfect seating armrests, chairs etc.
- Staff will regularly clean all surfaces, doorknobs, furniture and floors.
Second, we know that all of you will do your part to help keep our community healthy.
- Stay home if you have a cold, a fever, or other symptoms and don't come to the Civic unless you have been symptom free for 24 hours.
- If you do cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or into a tissue or handkerchief.
- Do not touch your eyes, your nose, or your mouth unless you have washed your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or used a hand sanitizer.
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.