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MJC Theatre presents August: Osage County Dec 2 – 11

MJC Theater stages August: Osage County, a dark comedy of family dysfunction

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the dark comedy-drama August: Osage County on December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

What do you get when you mix a drunkard father, a pill popping mother, and a family that is ripping apart at the seams? You get Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County.

The play follows an estranged family and what happens when they are brought back together under the worst of circumstances. The play is wildly entertaining and will leave you laughing, crying and wondering.

The cast includes Jim Johnson as Beverley Weston; Dyanne Durr as Violet Weston; Melissa Dawn as Barbara Fordham; Erin Isaacs as Ivy Weston; Marilyn Diaz as Karen Weston; Austin Shockey as Bill Fordham; Elaine Saculla as Mattie Fae; Harry Stoner as Charles; Noah Thompson as Little Charles; Jasmine Soria as Jean Fordham; Nathan Stiles as Sheriff ; Micaela Guerrero as Johnna, and Michael Barrow as Steve.
The play is directed by MJC Professor of Theater Arts Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. Costumes will be designed by Anne Shanto and Ty Helton will provide set and lighting design for the production.

Tickets are $9 for students and seniors and $11 general admission and are available in advance through the MJC Box Office, (209) 676-6776, online at or at the door 90 minutes prior to show time.PLEASE NOTE: Due to adult language and themes, no children under the age of 14 will be admitted into the theater for this production!

Photo: Shown left to right are Micaela Guerrero playing Johnna, Dyanne Durr as Violet Weston and Jim Johnson in the role of Beverley Weston.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.