By Tracy Letts

Directed by David Pausch

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma 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 an amazing play that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of a Midwestern American family. WINNER OF THE 2008 PULITZER PRIZE AND TONY AWARD.

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 10-25, 2017

Performance Times:
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11 @ 8:00pm
Thursday, March 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday, March 17-18 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19 @ 4:00pm
Thursday, March 23 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 24 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, March 25 @ 4:00pm (FINAL PERFORMANCE-MATINEE ONLY)

Ticket Prices: $20 General Admission $18 Students & Seniors Thursday shows March 16 & 23: $15 Sunday matinee March 19: $15

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held at LAKEVIEW MORAVIAN CHURCH, 3565 Tulane Avenue, Madison, WI from 6:30 to 9:30 each night.

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact Stage Manager Nina Kenefick via email: (preferred) or via phone (608-604-5918) to schedule your appointment.

The 25th and 26th are general audition days; the 27th will be reserved for callbacks only.

Auditioners will read from selected sides. Please contact Producer Bonnie Balke at: if you wish to read them in advance of your audition date.

All roles are available.

BEVERLY WESTON, 69 years old
VIOLET WESTON, Bev's wife, 65 years old

BARBARA FORDHAM, Bev & Violet's daughter, 46 years old
BILL FORDHAM, her husband, 49 years old
JEAN FORDHAM, their daughter, 14 years old

IVY WESTON, Bev & Violet's daughter, 44 years old

KAREN WESTON, Bev & Violet's daughter, 40 years old

MATTIE FAY AIKEN, Violet's sister, 57 years old
CHARLIE AIKEN, Mattie Fay's husband, 60 years old
LITTLE CHARLES AIKEN, their son, 37 years old

JOHNNA MONEVATA, housekeeper, 26 years old
STEVE HEIDEBRECHT, Karen's fiance, 50 years old