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'August: Osage County' opens Tuesday

April 28, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
SFA theatre and filmmaking lecturer, radio personality and TV/stage actor Brad Maule plays the role of Beverly Weston in "August: Osage County" to be presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 28 through May 2, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Tracy Letts' rollicking tale focuses on what happens to the Weston family when their patriarch, Beverly, disappears and they hurriedly assemble at the rural Oklahoma home of his hilariously caustic, pill-popping wife, Violet, played by Rhonda Plymate Simmons. Their outrageous conflicts and lies collide to launch the corrosive comedy that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and became the basis for the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. All performances are in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit http://theatre.sfasu.edu. The play is recommended for mature audiences.