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4.5 average rating
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2010

Wonderful piece of theatre. Theme of decadence in the American family. Acting was first rate and the play itself worthy of the Pulitzer it won in 2008. However, the seating is utter torture. Rows are so close together that any one of normal...continued

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12 reviews
9 stars
attended May 09 2010

Excellent play---funny, poignant, totally involving. It is longer than most plays, but the time flew by.Estelle Parsons was excellent in her various soliloquies; but it was too contrasting when she shuffled about in a drug addled manner when not...continued

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attended May 08 2010

Good play; deserved the Pulitzer. Estelle Parsons was moving, though she went a little overboard with the craziness at spots. DeVries, however, overplayed his character preposterously, to the degree where we were relieved when he never showed up...continued

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Website

http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/shows/augustOsageCounty.html

Quotes & Highlights

“One of the best plays of the year. A triumph!” —_New York magazine
“Sensationally entertaining. It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.” -—_The New York Times

“This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays. The #1 show of the year!” —Time magazine
“An astonishing creation — riveting, extraordinary, and incredibly funny.” —Associated Press

Description

Winner! Best Play 2008 Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize.

Direct from Broadway, August: Osage County stars Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons as Violet Weston, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman caught in the grip of addiction. When Violet’s alcoholic husband mysteriously disappears, her extended clan reunites at their rural Oklahoma homestead for a big, juicy family showdown that’s as hilarious as it is shocking. Originally created by the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, August: Osage County is a rare theatrical event — a large scale work filled with unforgettable characters, a powerful tale told with unflinching honesty.