The Wellesley Players are currently in
rehearsal for August: Osage County. The Play features both
new faces and seasoned Wellesley Player’s in this Tony Award-Winning and
stunning play. Currently in residence at the Arsenal Center for the
Arts in Watertown, the Players will perform August: Osage County in the
Black Box Theatre November 1-10, 2013. Tickets are now on sale. The Black
Box Theatre is an intimate space and a perfect environment for exploring the
complicated, yet funny lives of the Weston family. Please purchase
tickets early. This is a must see this season!
Waltham resident, Harvey Greenberg is currently cast in the Tony Award winning play, August: Osage County. Harvey is playing Beverly Weston, the father of the Weston family, aged 69. An alcoholic and former poet, his mysterious disappearance one evening and eventually discovered death is the reason for the family's reunion. The reasons for his alleged suicide are a major plot point that brings some of the family's dark past painfully back into the light. Harvey is not new to Wellesley Player audiences having been seen in last season’s production of On Golden Pond.
Harvey began theatre in college, joined a theatre group (The Dramaturgy Guild) when he moved to Boston after graduation and in between career and family responsibilities he has been in and out of acting for over 45 years. In 2001, Harvey retired from a long career at the Polaroid Corporation and then moved on to do organization and leadership development consulting in both for profit and not for profit worlds. “The elements of theatre and acting show up in my work consulting off stage with each client interaction; character, plots, high emotional energy, but no script. That’s what keeps me interested in the wor; each encounter is different.”
August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in July of 2007. It went on to the Music Box Theatre in April of 2008 and ran for 648 performances. The show won 5 awards for Best Production, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Actress in a Principal Role, Best New Work of a Play and Best Scenic Design.