August: Osage County


ISBN: 9781848420250
Author: By Tracy Letts
Publication Date: 13/11/2008
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 144pp.
Availability: Available


A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

When the large Weston family is reunited in Oklahoma after the disappearance of their father, they let loose a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.

Tracy Letts’s play August: Osage County was first performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in June 2007.

It was first staged in the UK at the National Theatre in 2008.

August: Osage County won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

‘One of the truly great nights of American theatre’

‘Something special… a dramatic tour de force, first smouldering and then blazing with acrimony, appalling behaviour and vicious home truths’

‘Fully deserves to join the roll call of classic American plays’
Independent on Sunday

‘A triumph’
Sunday Times

‘Sensationally entertaining…Tracy Letts’ fiercely funny, turbo-charged tragicomedy is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years’
New York Times

Best New Play, Critics’ Circle Awards

Best Play, Tony Awards

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

For a study guide from Sydney Theatre Company click here.

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