Performing Arts

Bill Rough puts the fun in dysfunctional as a family is forced to gather under extraordinary circumstances in Live Arts’ August: Osage County. Publicity Photo.

ARTS Picks: August: Osage County

Live Arts takes an ambitious foray into the comically dysfunctional dark side of a pill-popping, secret-keeping Midwestern family in its spring production of August: Osage County, under the direction of Fran Smith. This Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Tracy Letts gives an all-access peek (the set is a literal cross section of a three-story Oklahoma homestead) into the lives of the estranged Weston clan as they are forced to reunite after their father goes missing.

Four County Players bring an extra dose of wit and feist to The Taming of the Shrew, the Bard’s classic tale of love and resistance, on the Main Stage in Barboursville.
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ARTS Picks: The Taming of the Shrew at Four County Players

Enjoy the verbal sparring and spirited courtship of Katharina and Petruchio as Four County Players closes its 40th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Comedy ensues when a determined suitor (Martyn Kyle) pursues a strong-willed and resistant maiden (a fiery Mendy St. Ours) and the couple engages in a battle of wills, […]