By Tracy Letts
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
“A large success in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a difficult land and a harder people.”—Time Out New York
“Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is what O’Neill will be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the the Aristocracy of yankee drama’s mid-century heyday whereas nonetheless growing anything totally original.”—New York magazine
One of the main bracing and significantly acclaimed performs in fresh Broadway heritage, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family members at its finest—and absolute worst. whilst the patriarch of the Weston extended family disappears one scorching summer season evening, the relations reunites on the Oklahoma abode, the place long-held secrets and techniques are unflinchingly and uproariously published. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour substantial of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing 3 generations of unfulfilled desires and leaving no longer one among its 13 characters unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago optimal, the play has electrified audiences in manhattan due to the fact its starting in November 2007.
Tracy Letts is the writer of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which was once a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His performs were played in the course of the nation and the world over. A performer in addition to a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre corporation, the place August: Osage County premiered.