Steppenwolf Presents Comic Drama August: Osage County
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The last date listed for August: Osage County was Sunday August 26, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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The modern-day American dream comes under the microscope in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West. In a California town that's seen better days, a woman shares tales of death-defying pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today's American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival. Fresh off her Tony nomination for Steppenwolf's Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amy Morton directs. Learn More
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Featured review from Sarah K.
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I think we are watching American theater history. You should definitely try to get out and see this show--it's a modern-day epic, and will certainly have life (and awards) beyond this original production, so get it while it's still available at a good price!
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“Staggeringly ambitious, staggeringly successful” —_Chicago Tribune
“Deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit.” —Variety
“Highly recommended!” —Chicago Reader
“Hugely ambitious drama…intensely literate” —Chicago Sun-Times
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents August: Osage County, by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro directs a cast of 13, including ensemble members Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Rick Snyder, as well as Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Fawn Johnstin, Dennis Letts and Troy West.
When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point.
Tracy Letts (Playwright) became an ensemble member in 2002 and was recently named an artistic associate. He has appeared at Steppenwolf in Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, Road to Nirvana, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and the Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of The Glass Menagerie. He appeared in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Alliance Theatre Company) directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. Previous Chicago stage credits include The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre), Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door), Bouncers (the Next Lab) and his directorial debut at the Lookingglass Theatre with Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22. He is the author of Man from Nebraska, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2003 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize; Killer Joe, which has been produced in Chicago, London and New York; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London. He has appeared on television in The District, Profiler, Prison Break, The Drew Carey Show, Seinfeld and Home Improvement. Film appearances include Guinevere, U.S. Marshals and Chicago Cab.