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Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
617-482-9393
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 09 2010

Acting was excellent and despite being 3-1/2 hours long, the show moved along wonderfully. Estelle Parsons was a revelation!

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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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7 reviews
0 stars
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.