August: Osage County


Harlequin Productions Explores Family Dynamics With
August: Osage County
Directed by Aaron Lamb

Beginning August 24, Harlequin Productions presents August: Osage County at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This family drama is a 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner written by Tracy Letts. The production runs from August 24 – September 16, and tickets are available at or 360-786-0151.

Set in a huge farmhouse on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma, August: Osage County is darkly comic as it shares the revelations of the embattled Weston family. They are all intelligent and sensitive but have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the esteemed poet patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another as they negotiate the hilariously cynical and drug fueled force field generated by the devious matriarch, Violet.

American opera singer Ellen McLain heads up the cast as the pill popping Violet. Ellen is best known for her roles as GLaDOS in the video game series Portal as well as the feature film Pacific Rim. The remaining cast includes an array of regional and local actors: Angela DiMarco, Doug Fahl, Ann Flannigan, J. Forbes, Dana Goodknight, Jenny Vaughn Hall, Jason Haws, Russ Holm, Bill Johns, John Lowrie, Mackenzie Platt, and Brian Pucheu.

WHO: Harlequin Productions
WHAT: August: Osage County
WHEN: August 24 – September 16, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
WHERE: The historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501
PRICE: General: $34, Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20
$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain
SPECIALS: Pay What You Can Night: Aug. 30, Ladies’ Night Out: Sept. 1,
Post-show Talkback: Sept. 3, Pride Night: Sept 8
TICKETS: Tickets and info available online here or by calling 360/786-0151
RATING: Drama – Mature Subject Matter

Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, "buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.

For more information, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Ashley Chandler, Box Office Manager
360/705-3250 x103 or

  • Harlequin Productions
  • Dates August 24, 2017 - September 16, 2017
  • Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price $20 - $34