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August: Osage County
By: 
Tracy Letts

 

Meet the Westons.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets.

When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new Broadway play that unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Fresh from a thrilling, sold-out run at Chicago’s Tony Award-Winning Steppenwolf Theatre, August: Osage County had audiences riveted and critics raving. This thrilling new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) has been hailed by The New York Times as “hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characters and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.”

(From www.augustonbroadway.com)