showing at the Alliance Theatre, this prize-winning play features Atlanta's top actors as members of
the Weston family - a clan of kin from the middle of nowhere whose lives are
suddenly filled with sex, secrets and scandals the morning after a suicide.
August: Osage County
Through May 8
with lies, drugs and sex (and incest,) August:
Osage County puts the "fun" in dysfunctional. Built firmly
atop the secret pleasures of schadenfreude, this play has been deemed one of the
best things "Broadway has seen in years." Set in a sprawling, ramshackle house
with overstuffed, threadbare furniture, the Weston family runs to their
mother's side - a drug addicted, cancer-afflicted now-widow with a grudge -
after their father commits suicide. What follows is a blisteringly intense,
three-hour "emotional Armageddon" in which three sisters, an aunt and their
various male counterparts tear each other to shreds, only to weave themselves
together yet again. A humbling look at the strength (and psyche-destroying
abilities) our families bring to our lives, August:
Osage County is one cathartic piece of theatre.
with the Tony Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama
Desk Award for Outstanding Play, this much-lauded script has found - and
exploited - the dark mirth in the staggering complexities of the modern
American family. Filled with clever, cutting quips and wrenching sidebars, August: Osage County exposes the
twisted, tangled heartstrings of both cast and audience with raucous black humor.
you gotta see this play.
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