AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Dulcie Willis
“I’d bet the farm that no family has ever been as unhappy…sensationally entertaining …” –NY Times
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. On the Oklahoma plains, home is where the heartbreak is. 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, who all come home after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet (Vi), depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is left reeling after the disappearance of her husband. Her three daughters, Barbara, Ivy and Karen, are each harboring their own deep secrets. Adding to the family dynamic is Violet’s sister Mattie Fae (who is well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty) and her husband and son. Tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat as this ferociously maladjusted family finds themselves holed up in their large family home on the desolate plains of Osage County, Oklahoma. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is both complicated and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.
February 18 – March 18, 2017
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 West Magnolia Street
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Categories: Drama , All Shows
Parental Advisory: Contains adult language and themes.
Running Time: 3 hours, includes two 10-minute intermission
Student Night (2/16, 7:30p) - Free performance for students and educators. Call 970.484.5237 for reservations.
PWYC (2/23, 7:30p) - Pay what you can. No reservations, just donations at the door. First come first serve.
FAB Friday (2/24) - All seats are $20 and include a free beer from Odell Brewing Co.