August: Osage County Moves Forward at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Thursday | Feb. 8, 2024

St. Louis, MO – (February 7, 2024) The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) today announced that due to enormous support from the community, Phase 1 of the multi-year Rally for The Rep campaign has met expectations, allowing the continuation of the theatre’s 2023/24 Season final mainstage production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning powerhouse drama, August: Osage County.  An update on the search for the theatre’s next Augustin Family Artistic Director and details on the 2024/25 season will be announced later this Spring.

“We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support that we’ve received from the St. Louis community. It is their belief in our mission and dedication to the arts that has propelled us forward and allowed us to continue to bring world-class theatrical experiences to our stages,” said Danny Williams, Managing Director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. “While our first big hurdle is behind us, the need for continued support remains as we build a sustainable future for The Rep to inspire generations and ensure the arts thrive in our beloved city. August: Osage County, a play that gives an in-depth look at what it takes to keep a Midwestern family together, is a truly fitting production to close out a season that has rallied our staff, board, volunteers, artists, and community to keep the magic of live theatre alive at The Rep.”

Named a “turbo-charged tragicomedy” by The New York Times, August: Osage County performances begin March 19, 2024, and run through April 7, 2024 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  Tickets are available at

August: Osage County is directed by The Rep’s former Associate Artistic Director and current Impact Producer & Co-Director of Artistic Programming at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Amelia Acosta Powell.  She has compiled an exceptional cast of local and national talent including St. Louis' own Joneal Joplin (as Beverly Weston).  A true icon of the local theatre scene, Joplin is gracing the stage once again after over one hundred productions at The Rep. Joining him are  Claire Karpen (as Ivy Weston), Alan Knoll (as Charlie Aiken), Shyla Lefner (as Johnna Monevata), EllenMcLaughlin (as Violet Weston), Michael James Reed (as Bill Fordham), Henny Russell (as Barbara Fordham), Brian Slaten (as Steve Heidebrecht), Isa Venere (as Jean Fordham), David Wassilak (as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau), Sean Wiberg (as Little Charles Aiken), Astrid Van Wieren (as Mattie Fae Aiken), and Yvonne Woods (as Karen Weston). Additional cast and creative team to be announced soon.

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