Pulitzer-Winning Play August: Osage County From Keegan Theatre
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The last date listed for August: Osage County was Saturday September 8, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Totally believable. Understand the Pulitzer and Tony awards. Very powerful. The actors were excellent. One of the best home-grown dramatic productions that we've seen in the past 4-5 years of attending DC theater. If you can obtain a ticket before the show closes on September 8th, do so now. You will not be disappointed.
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This is a really terrific production! It's Long Day's Journey Into Night on steroids! (And that's a good thing). The cast is superb, all of them up to the task of illuminating this family's toxic history and relationships. The set was...continued
Brutal and hilarious, August: Osage County shook audiences to their core when it first exploded onto the American stage. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark underbelly of the modern American family.
“We are thrilled to present the first homegrown production of this amazing play, especially coming off of the record sellout run of Spring Awakening. This is an exciting time for Keegan audiences, indeed – and it is particularly fitting for us to present August: Osage County as the finale to our 15th Anniversary season,” says Mark A. Rhea, producing artistic director of Keegan Theatre. “This is the type of work that set the tone for Keegan’s reputation, and so it is very rewarding to end this incredibly successful season with such a powerhouse play. We have assembled an intensely talented and dedicated ensemble to bring these characters to life – I think audiences are going to be blown away experiencing this masterpiece in the intimate Church Street setting.”