AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Tracy Letts’ black comedy/drama August: Osage County continues to receive high critical acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.
August: Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the damaged Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and mercilessly attack one another.
The release of the movie starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Sam Shephard and Benedict Cumberbatch has further enhanced the status of this wonderful play. There is some serious Oscar buzz discussion.