August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

By Tracy Letts

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“A great success in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tricky land and a harder people.”—Time Out New York

“Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is what O’Neill will be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the the Aristocracy of yankee drama’s mid-century heyday whereas nonetheless growing whatever totally original.”—New York magazine

One of the main bracing and severely acclaimed performs in contemporary Broadway background, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family members at its finest—and absolute worst. while the patriarch of the Weston extended family disappears one scorching summer time evening, the relatives reunites on the Oklahoma home, the place long-held secrets and techniques are unflinchingly and uproariously printed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour significant of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing 3 generations of unfulfilled desires and leaving now not one among its 13 characters unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago most appropriate, the play has electrified audiences in big apple on the grounds that its beginning in November 2007.

Tracy Letts is the writer of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which used to be a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His performs were played in the course of the kingdom and the world over. A performer in addition to a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre corporation, the place August: Osage County premiered.

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