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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 410 members
Review from Skip Pipo
Red Velvet 176 events 87 reviews

Performances are excellent. Estelle Parsons is especially wonderful. And the house should have it's own bio in the program. It's fascinating. I'm just shy of being totally in love with the play, though. It's funny as hell but boils down to a...continued

reviewed Sep 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy in Pasadena
Red Velvet 41 events 30 reviews

Excellent play and incredible acting!

reviewed Oct 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Rusty Fox
Red Velvet 56 events 30 reviews

Why would anyone want to spend time with these overwrought performances or this stick-figure characters?

reviewed Sep 16 2009 report as inappropriate
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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

Description

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.”

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