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MCC to Host Auditions for "August: Osage County"

[Thursday, March 29, 2018]

The Black Box Summer Theatre at McHenry County College is proud to announce auditions for “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts and directed by Jay Geller. The play is winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.

"I'd bet the farm that no family has ever been as unhappy in as many ways—and to such sensationally entertaining effect—as the Westons of ‘August: Osage County,’ a fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy…" —NY Times. 

 Auditions will be take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a one- to two-minute dramatic monologue. No appointments are necessary. Callbacks will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Roles are available for seven women and six men and all roles are open. Actors will receive a stipend. Rehearsals will take place from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. “August: Osage County” opens June 8 and will continue June 9, 10, 15-17, 22-24 with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Jay Geller at or (815) 455-8746.

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