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'August: Osage County' - Broadway's Dysfunctional Family


101 Words About This Show:

This is a good, old Southern dysfunctional family Broadway drama. August: Osage County takes you deep into the morass that is the Weston family of Pawhuska, Okla..

Discovering their absent father is now dead, the family gathers to face their mother’s addictions, afflictions and verbal assaults, of which she is a master.

August: Osage County plumbs the depths of a family that appears held together mostly by its problems. Not for the faint of heart, the show looks at addiction, sexual abuse, prejudice and family dysfunction. But is there love and redemption lurking somewhere?

The show’s three acts run three-plus hours.

Who’s Who and What’s What:

August: Osage County features Deanna Dunagan in an Tony-winning performance as Violet, the Weston matriarch.

The show won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play, among many, many other accolades.

Written by Tracy Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Tony Award for Best Direction, the show premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.

Where and When:

  • Music Box Theatre
    239 West 45th Street
  • Opening: April 29, 2008
  • Closing: Open-ended run
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes (including two intermissions)
  • Note: For mature audiences

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