Photos – August: Osage County

Thanks again to Marty Higginbotham for his videography and for extracting these stills!

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Meet the Cast & Creatives of August: Osage County – Sheriff Deon Gilbeau – Brad Riegel

Brad Riegel

Brad Riegel (Sheriff Gilbeau) is excited to be making his City Equity Theatre debut and to be a part of one of his favorite plays.  Some of Brad’s recent roles include Martin Dysart in Equus, Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men, Topolski in The Pillowman, Calvin Jarrett in Ordinary People (Theatre Downtown), Barry Champlain in Talk Radio (Magic City Actors Theatre), Judge Carnes in Oklahoma! (LJCC), Manolo in The Odd Couple (Female Version) (SCT & ACTA), Harding in One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Dr. Seward in Dracula (South City Theatre), and Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Centerstage).  Brad owns a software company that services the radio industry, and whether behind the microphone or the keyboard, radio has been his career since he was a teenager.  Brad has been married for 28 years to the lovely and talented Kim Riegel and they have two fantastic adult children, Justin and Natalie.  Brad would like to thank Jonathan, Amanda, Tavi, and his fellow cast and crew members for a great experience.  Brad dedicates his performance to both Justin and Natalie.  After hanging around the Weston family, I am thankful we raised you in a healthy and loving home.

(From the wings: Brad was the model of bitterness and self-recrimination in 12 Angry Men; his Sheriff Deon, on the other hand, brings a dignity and a decency into the blistering Weston home that’s all the more poignant for its high relief. Couldn’t ask for a better guy to have around–before, during, and after the show. –PJ)

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Cast photo – August: Osage County

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(L-R: Dane Peterson, Leah Luker, John McGinnis, Grace Brazeal, Carolyn Messina, Ron Dauphinee, Sandra Taylor, Tam DeBolt, Edwin Booth, Jessica Clark, Julie Steward, Patrick Ian McCall, Brad Riegel)



Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning play


Directed by Jonathan Fuller


For our first production on the Virginia Samford main stage, City Equity Theatre brings you Tracy Letts’ ferociously entertaining play, the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. This darkly hilarious play brings you the portrait of the Westons; an Oklahoma family so outrageously dysfunctional, that you’ll be squirming in your seat even as you’re doubled-over laughing!

Our production stars many of Birmingham’s finest actors: Sandra Taylor, Carolyn Messina*, Tam DeBolt**, Leah Luker*, John McGinnis**, Dane Paterson**, Edwin Booth, Julie Steward**, Patrick Ian McCall*, Jessica Clark**, Gracie Brazeal**, Ron Dauphinee, and Brad Riegel**, in what promises to be a production talked about for years to come!

MAY 30TH – JUNE 9th

At the historic Virginia Samford Theatre

1116 26th Street South

Thursday – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm

Adult Tickets – $30.00 & $25.00, Groups of 10 or more $17.00

SPECIAL STUDENT WALK-UP PRICE (With school I.D.) Only $5.00!

For Tickets and Information call (205) 251-1226 or go to:


**Equity Membership Candidate

Call (205) 251-1206 or go to


Photo courtesy of Leo Ticheli