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7075 Star Starred
Boch Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
617-482-9393
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Review from pdhcsp
9 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed May 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Gail Flackett
30 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed May 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Theresa Pease
9 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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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

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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.

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