UM School of Theatre and Dance to Present ‘August: Osage County’

February 12, 2019

UM News Service

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will produce the comic drama “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts for audiences in the Montana Theatre of UM’s Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28, March 1 and March 6-9.  Matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. March 2-3 and March 10.

General admission tickets cost $20, while senior and student tickets are $16. Admission for children 12 and under is $10. Tickets are available by calling the UMArts Box Office at 406-243-4581 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or online at http://www.umt.edu/theatredance.

“August: Osage County” is the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning story of family secrets old and new. Long-buried resentments are unearthed in the aftermath of an Oklahoma patriarch’s disappearance. The caustic, all-too-human members of the Weston clan love one another ferociously, but dislike each other with even greater intensity. Three generations convene under the same roof for what becomes an epic and prolonged meltdown and an unforgettable ride that The New York Times called “fiercely funny and bitingly sad.”

Audience discretion is advised, as the play includes mature themes and content.

A complete schedule of UM School of Theatre & Dance productions for the academic year is available online at http://www.umt.edu/umarts/theatredance/Season/18-19-season.php

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Contact: Charles Oates, performance director, UM School of Theatre & Dance, 760-473-6079, charles.oates@umontana.edu.