Monday, February 3, 2014

Repertory Philippines Presents August: Osage County as Second Offering for 2014

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Repertory Philippines proudly announces their second offering for the season of 2014 with August: Osage County - the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama written by Tracy Letts. The play dates are from February 21 - March 16, 2014 and will be held at the Onstage of Greenbelt 1 cinema in Makati.

If you think the title is familiar, it is because there is a Hollywood movie version being shown at other countries already and soon here in the Philippines.

August: Osage County is all about the Weston family who have the uncanny ability of making each other's lives absolutely miserable. Set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma amidst the mysterious disappearance of the household patriarch. Witness the meltdown of the family members because of several personal difficulties that they are unable to resolve.

The play has a powerhouse cast composed of Baby Barredo, Pinky Amador, Tami Monsod, Liesl Batucan, Leo Rialp, Kenneth Moraleda, Shiela Francisco, Thea Gloria, Richard Cunanan, Hans Eckstein, Noel Rayos, Angeli Bayani, Naths Everett, and Arnel Carreon.

During the press conference for members of the media held at the actual venue where the performance will take place, we met most of the casts led by their Director Chris Millado, and veteran theater wonder Baby Barredo.

Baby Barredo, who plays as Violet Weston - the devious matriarch addicted to pain relievers and suffering from cancer of the mouth though that doesn't stop her from spewing cynicism and insults -  shared that the play had no lead roles and that everyone has a major part to portray.

With reference to its movie version, the casts revealed that they have not watched the movie and do not want to watch it until the play run is over. They said they do not want to be influenced in copying the acting of the Hollywood artists. They would prefer creating their own identity based on how they understand the personality of the character they are portraying.

The play is not recommended for children under the age of ten due to a lot of cursing and extremely violent attacks among family members in the play.

During the August: Osage County presscon held at the same venue where the play will be performed

August Osage County will be shown at Onstage Cinema 1 of Greenbelt

More offerings of Repertory Philippines Season 2014 include Noises Off and Pinocchio

Some of the cast of August" Osage County including Thea Gloria which is very new to Repertory

Director Chris Millado

Well-respected theater veteran and Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will direct the play.

The entire cast of August: Osage County

You may check their official website at or Facebook page for more updates:

The Repertory Philippines office is located at Unit 519-520 AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, ADB Ave. cor. Sapphire and Garnet Sts., Ortigas Business District, Pasig City (across the street from Robinsons Galleria Mall).

For ticket inquiries and show-buying information, please call Repertory Philippines at (+632) 571-6926, (+632) 571-4941 or email

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