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Monday, May 16, 2016

Interview with "August: Osage County's" Robert Hutchens

 The drama August: Osage County has been earning well-deserved rave reviews, and you have three more chances to catch it next weekend in Huntington.

   Let’s hear from the cast! Joining us for our first interview is the talented Robert Hutchens, who plays the patriarch of a truly dysfunctional family:

Q: Tell us about August: Osage County.

Robert: August: Osage County is entertainment and art; it's darkly funny and tragic; colorful characters march through it, revealing huge secrets along the way.

Q: Why did you want to tackle this show?

Robert: The play has a stellar reputation. When it premiered, it dominated conversations about theatre all over the country.  

Q: Tell us about the character you play.

Robert: The character I play, Beverly Weston, is an actor's dream: richly textured, articulate, humorous and tragic.

Q: I've heard the set is amazing...

Robert: One of the most beautiful, grand sets I've ever played on.

Q: Tell us about the cast.

Robert: Powerful, funny, dynamic.

Q: Why would you recommend this show?

Robert: As I said before, it's both entertainment and art.  It has suspense and melodrama, but it also has characters that are as layered as they are eccentric.

   Thanks, Robert!

   ARTS presents the play by Tracy Letts, on May 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater at 900 8th Street in Huntington. Show only tickets: $15, Dinner and Show tickets: $30. Call 304-733-2787 to make dinner and show reservations. Tickets can be bought online or at the door on the day of the performance.

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