Jeannette DePoy, Trevor Goble, Jeremy Aggers, Bethany Anne Lind, and Ann Marie Gideon in the 2015 world premiere of Edward Foote. Photo by Greg Mooney.
This production was staged as part of our 2010/11 Season

August: Osage County

August: Osage County

April 13 to May 8, 2011 | On the Alliance Stage
Part of the Alliance Series

"...this searing masterpiece is...the Alliance's finest hour; it is must-see theatre..." —Manning Harris, Atlanta INtown Paper 

"Bottom line: A knockout." —Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"...a raucous, hellbent Rabelaisian thrill ride toward self-destruction..." —Felicia Feaster,

Cruelty’s more fun when you keep it in the family.

Think your family has issues? This raucous dark comedy transforms one family gathering into an evening of can’t-turn-away blood sport – filled with sex, secrets, and REALLY inappropriate behavior. Revel in this searing and corrosive family trainwreck featuring an ensemble of Atlanta’s favorite actors as you’ve never seen them before . . . like, say, cat-fighting at a funeral.

One of the most lauded plays of the decade, August: Osage County won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and a well deserved reputation as an emotional Armageddon you don’t want to miss. The New York Times calls it “flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.”

Cast & Crew


  • Director
    Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition,... read more »

Audience Feedback


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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