Photos – August: Osage County

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

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5 out of 5 stars for August: Osage County!

One of the best non-musical productions in Birmingham in a long, long time…a doozie, a rollicking roller-coaster of a look inside the lives of the Weston family…absolutely a show not to be missed…you just may never be able to see it done so well again. (5 out of 5 stars)

Read the rest of Alec Harvey’s review for the Birmingham News here on!

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Meet the Cast and Creatives of August: Osage County – Barbara Fordham – Carolyn Messina


Originally from L.A. (Lower Alabama ), Carolyn was last seen in Birmingham at CET as Randy in Superior Donuts. Having spent nearly two decades in New York’s East Village, she was thrilled to return to “the ‘Ham” to work as stage manager for CET’s Bully! An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt. NY credits include Euba in Fin and Euba at the 2006 Strawberry One-Act Festival (winner: Best Actress; Best Play), Mother Naked in Sin Times Seven (Greenwich Street Theatre), Mary in The Sessions, Bonnie in CTRL+ALT+Delete, various roles in Crazy Quilt and Dead Girls, Bertha in The State of Tennessee: an evening of one-acts (The Clurman). Regional: Charlotte in the national tour of Charlotte’s Web (Town Hall). Local highlights: Mo in The Kathy and Mo Show (TNT-twice!), Alma in Summer and Smoke (VST), Jolene in 6 Women with Brain Death (TNT). Carolyn originated all roles in Brad Bailey’s award-winning one-woman show Womenfolks, and spent two steamy summers at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. She has appeared in numerous local and national radio and television commercials, and recently wrapped filming of Clean, the screen adaptation of Audrey Cefaly’s award-winning play of the same title. An Irene Ryan Award regional finalist, Carolyn is a graduate of the William Esper Studio (NY). Thank you to Joe, Cris, D, Paula, and Mr. Key for putting up with me; Dad, for the fight in me; Jude, for not being Violet; and Nicole, for the beast.