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August: Osage Countyby Tracy Letts
Synopses & Reviews
"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people."—Time Out New York
"Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is what O'Neill would be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the nobility of American drama's mid-century heyday while still creating something entirely original."—New York magazine
"I don't care if August: Osage County is three and a half hours long. I wanted more."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
"This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the table with the great American family plays."—Time
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. In December 2013, the play became a motion picture from The Weinstein Company, starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, and Ewan McGregor.
Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2007 before playing Broadway, London's National Theatre, and a forty-week US tour. Other plays include Pulitzer Prize finalist Man from Nebraska; Killer Joe, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film and will receive its Broadway premiere in 2014; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago, and London and was adapted into a film. Letts is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and garnered a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Now a major motion picture! Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; adapted by Tracy Letts from his Pulitizer Prize-winning play.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning play becomes a major motion picture.
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
About the Author
Tracy Letts is the author of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County. His otherp lays include Bug, Superior Donuts, Killer Joe (which will debut on Broadway in 2014) and Man from Nebraska, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago as a playwright and actor, and he was recently awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway.
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