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The Department of Theatre & Dance at Winona State University will present the 2008 Pulitzer Prize drama “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. Performance dates are Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday, April 18, at the Vivian Fusillo Theatre in the WSU Performing Arts Center. All performances will begin at 7 p.m.

“August: Osage County” is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family brought together by the death of the family patriarch. Relationships unravel as family secrets are revealed. The 2008 Broadway production earned seven Tony Awards, including Best Play. In 2013, the play was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

The WSU production of “August: Osage County” will be directed by Jim Williams. The production will serve as a stage-management capstone project for WSU theatre majors Shelley Gorak and Anthony Schliesman.

“August: Osage County” contains mature content and language.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $6 for students with ID, and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 507-457-5235.

The Department of Theatre & Dance at WSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

For more information, contact Jim Williams at

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