The Wellesley Players are currently in rehearsal for August: Osage County. The Play features both new faces and seasoned Wellesley Player’s in this Tony Award-Winning and stunning play. Currently in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, the Players will perform August: Osage County in the Black Box Theatre November 1-10, 2013. Tickets are now on sale. The Black Box Theatre is an intimate space and a perfect environment for exploring the complicated, yet funny lives of the Weston family. Please purchase tickets early. This is a must see this season!
Lynn resident, Angela Courtney Ross is currently cast in the Tony Award winning play, August: Osage County. Angela is playing Karen Weston, the youngest Weston sister. Angela is also shadowing director, Chip Sheeran as an assistant director. Angela is not new to Metro West audiences having been seen in multiple plays with the TCAN Players in Needham. One of Angela’s favorite moments on stage was the first time she played Brooke Ashton in Noises Off. “We had such a talented cast that was so close, that we really had fun and enjoyed ourselves on stage which made the audience enjoy everything we were doing. Another great stage memory was doing Twentieth Century with the TCAN Players. I stepped in to the role of Lily Garland two weeks before the show opened because the actress who was supposed to play the role broke her foot and couldn’t go on. I had to learn lines, blocking, and relationships in just two weeks.”
Angela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an acting concentration in 2002 from Salem State University. August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in July of 2007. It went on to the Music Box Theatre in April of 2008 and ran for 648 performances. The show won 5 awards for Best Production, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Actress in a Principal Role, Best New Work of a Play and Best Scenic Design.