Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic
populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people."--"Time Out
"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
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. The
three-act, three-and-a-half-hour mammoth of a play combines epic
tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing three generations of
unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters
unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago premiere, the play has
electrified audiences in New York since its opening in November
Tracy Letts is the author of "Killer Joe," "Bug," and "Man from
Nebraska," which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for
Drama. His plays have been performed throughout the country and
internationally. A performer as well as a playwright, Letts is a
member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where "August: Osage
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