McNeese Hosts Upcoming Play – August: Osage County

McNeese State University will host the upcoming theatre production of August: Osage County by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts July 27-31 in Tritico Theatre. All performances are at 7 p.m. except for Sunday’s show, which is at 2 p.m. This play is for mature audiences

The play revolves around a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Director is Rus Blackwell. Cast includes: Paula McCain, Brook Hanemann,

Randy Partin, Heather Partin, San Sadler, Jonathan Richards, Leslie Israel, Mark Harbert, Clay Hebert, Greg Leute, Bacot Wright and Kenzi Whitman.

The production is a collaboration with Banners at McNeese, ACTS Theatre, Lake Charles Little Theatre and the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts at McNeese.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased at Admission is free for McNeese and Sowela students with a valid ID..

For more information about the program or to get your tickets, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at

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