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Stage Coach drama opens this weekend

Jessica Falco (left) and Stewart Ogilvie rehearse a scene from Stage Coach Players' upcoming production of "August: Osage County." The show opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 15.
Jessica Falco (left) and Stewart Ogilvie rehearse a scene from Stage Coach Players' upcoming production of "August: Osage County." The show opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 15.

Stage Coach Players continues its 2019 season with the 2008 Pulitzer- and Tony award-winning drama “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. It opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 15.

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet Weston, an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. The family is forced to reunite at the rural Oklahoma homestead. The result is an explosion of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.

“August: Osage County,” is directed by Craig Gustafson, who made his directorial debut with Stage Coach Players in 2014 with “Urinetown: The Musical.” This play contains adult themes and language.

The ensemble cast features Christy Doherty (“Night of the Living Dead”), Jim Doherty (“November”), Jessica Falco (“Jekyll & Hyde”), Janette Jacobs (“It Shoulda Been You”), Stewart Ogilvie (“Much Ado About Nothing”), Shawn Skau (“Not Now Darling”), Michael Steffen (“The Dining Room”), Steve Sturm (“Lend Me A Tenor”) and Daisy Torian (“A Christmas Carol”). “August: Osage County” also features Steve Brunett, Autumn Burns, Jami Johnson and Lisa Rohr making their Stage Coach debuts.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sept. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 15 at the Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St., in DeKalb.

Tickets cost $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and younger.

To buy tickets, visit www.stagecoachplayers.com or call the box office at 815-758-1940.

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