Tony- and Pulitzer-Winning Play August: Osage County at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for August: Osage County was Friday October 16, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from William Collins
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I saw this play on Broadway last year and was delighted by it. Seeing it again here, I was also delighted and realized how much there is to be gained by a second viewing. This is a very rich play, in humor, in ideas, and in emotions - I see it as a latter-day "Great American Play". The ensemble cast is superb. Jon Devries as Beverly does an excellent job setting the tone in the first scene with a characterization that stays with you throughout the play. And since Estelle Parsons(in the words of one NY Critic) "joins the theatrical pantheon of Monster Mothers" - I propose a new term: Estellar!
Quotes & Highlights
- "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." --Time
- "One of the best plays of the year. A flat out triumph." --New York Magazine
- "Ranks with the best American drama of the past decade." --USA Today
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
August: Osage County is a grand, gripping new play which tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled grandmother at the center of this storm.
August: Osage County is a rare theatrical event — a large-scale work filled with unforgettable characters, a powerful tale told with unflinching honesty.
Academy Award®-winner Estelle Parsons stars as the family matriarch Violet, reprising her role from Broadway where The New York Times raved, “Estelle Parsons gives a superb performance … sends chills down your spine. It may prove to be a crowning moment in an illustrious career.”