L/A Community Little Theatre will conduct auditions for the June production of Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County.” Auditions will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14, at the theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a show that unflinchingly, and uproariously, exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. “August: Osage County” was the winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

All individuals interested in auditioning will also be asked to take part in cold readings from the script. Script cuttings will be made available 30 minutes prior to the start of auditions. Individuals should also bring a list of rehearsal conflicts.

“August: Osage County,” directed by Adam P. Blais, will be performed June 3-12. For more information about “August: Osage County,” available roles, and a rehearsal schedule, visit www.laclt.com.

Available roles:

Violet Weston: (55-65) Strong and sarcastic pill-popper. Her humor borders on vulgar. Actress in this role must be comfortable with swearing and smoking, and must be physically fit.

Beverly Weston: (60-70) Very literate and intelligent. This actor must have a sly sense of humor and an easygoing and honest air about him.

Johnna Monevata: (28-35) Native American. Earthy, practical, straightforward. Pretty.

Barbara Fordham: (Mid 40s) Tough, funny, smart and in the middle of an emotional roller coaster.

Bill Fordham: (Late 40s) Barbara’s husband. Intellectual and frustrated. His marriage is falling apart.

Jean Fordham: (14-16 though seeking an actress who is 18+). Though Jean appears to be a “typical” American teenager (awkward, self-absorbed, insecure and also a bit of a pothead), she has a fierce intellect and a sharp wit.

Ivy Weston: (Mid 40s) The daughter who stayed home. Resentful. A loner.

Karen Weston: (Early 40s) A bit scattered. High energy.

Steve Heidebrecht: (Mid-late 40s) Fading good looks. Used to being an outsider. Very glib. Actor cannot be afraid of playing an unlikable character.

Mattie Fae Aiken: (55-65) Violet’s sister. Blowsy, loud, funny and self-deprecating.

Charles Aiken: (50s) Mattie Fae’s husband. Easygoing, patient and honest.

“Little” Charles Aiken: (Mid-late 30s) Charles and Mattie Fae’s son. At a loss as to how the world around him works. A big lug.

Sheriff Deon Gilbeau: (Early-mid 40s) A small-town cop. He used to date Barbara.

For more information, contact Director Adam P. Blais at [email protected].

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