The stage has been cleared. Set dismantled. Moustache shaved off. Kings Town Players production of August:Osage County is over.
What a great run we have had. This is the best production that I have been in. The play is very well written and keeps the audience engaged throughout. It is intense and emotional and funny and relatable.
I was going to say that the cast and crew have worked like family to put this production together. But given the dysfunction in the play’s family, that may not be an apt analogy. We have worked like good friends. A real ensemble of cast and crew.
Theatre is a team effort. For it to work, we need to trust and rely on all the other members of the team to do their part and sometimes rescue us if we goof up, forget a line or are in the wrong place at the wrong time. We all pulled together to mount a show we are all proud of.
One of the sad and wonderful things about live theatre is that every production, every performance, in fact, is unique. And once it is done, it is done. Unlike a movie that you can watch over and over again, the theatre play exists only for the couple of hours that it is presented and then it vanishes. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with my K.T. P. friends to bring this magic to life in August:Osage County.