AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Clifton Performance Theatre

CP_August Osage CountyAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is Tracy Letts Tony award winning family drama set in the arid flat lands of the Oklahoma plains.  The Weston sisters return to their Oklahoman homestead once their father Beverly goes missing. In the summer heat they’re forced to examine their own lives, their futures and their relationship with their sharp-tongued mother. Family secrets, generational conflict and repressed truths explode in this portrait of one of the most dysfunctional families the stage has ever seen. Family dysfunction unfolds as family secrets and decades of pain are slowly revealed. Hilarious, taut and truthful.

The cast is comprised of Clifton Players (Carol Brammer, Carter Bratton, Kevin Crowley, Mindy Heithaus, MaryKate Moran, Leah Strasser and Reggie Willis) and features guest artist Dale Hodges as the matriarch of the Weston clan, Violet.  Dale, veteran of New York and Cincinnati stages returns to Clifton after appearing in Krisit in 2013.

Also returning to Clifton are Christine Dye (who was last seen at Clifton in Sarge and The Riverside) and Nathan Neorr (fresh from All New People).  Newcomers to the  Clifton stage are local favorite Bob Allen and Cincinnati native, Sarah White.  Sarah relocated to New York City following a professional internship at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (where she was featured as Alice in Alice In Wonderland) and plans to commute between here and the Big Apple during the run of AUGUST.  Commuting between NYC and Cincinnati for the run of a show is familiar territory to director/scenic designer Buz Davis, who pulled off the trick 20 years ago to appear in The Philadelphia Story here In Cincinnati.  Davis directs OSAGE having last directed The Whale here at Clifton and Harvey last spring at The Carnegie.

On staging AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY in the intimate basement space at Clifton, Davis says,  “AUGUST presents another welcome opportunity to bring the audience and the actors into close proximity.  I think folks who’ve come to Clifton are used to having the action within arms reach and this time it’s no different.  In fact this design will surround the audience in a way I don’t think they’ve experienced before.  I am very excited about it.”



  • Dale Hodges as Violet Weston
  • Bob Allen as Charlie Aiken
  • Carol Brammer as Barbara Fordham
  • Carter Bratton as Little Charles
  • Kevin Crowley as Bill Fordham
  • Buz Davis as Beverly Weston
  • Christine Dye as Mattie Fae Aiken
  • Mindy Heithaus as Karen Weston
  • MaryKate Moran as Ivy Weston
  • Nathan Neorr as Steve Heidebrecht
  • Leah Strasser as Johnna Monevata
  • Sarah White as Jean Fordham
  • Reggie Willis as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau

Feb 19 at 8pm
Feb 20 at 8pm
Feb 21 at 8 pm
Feb 22 at 7 pm

Feb 26 at 8 pm
Feb 27 at 8 pm
Feb 28 at 8 pm

Mar 1 at 3 pm
Mar 2 at 8 pm

Mar 6 at 8 pm
Mar 7 at 8 pm
Mar 8 at 3 pm
Mar 9 at 8 pm

Mar 12 at 8 pm
Mar 13 at 8 pm
Mar 14 at 8 pm

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