Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, August: Osage County tells the story of a vanished father, a pill-popping mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Author: Tracy Letts
August:Osage County won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for the Best Play of 2008. Players’ production received glowing reviews for both the powerful performances of the ensemble actors and the sensitivity of first time director John D. Poling as he guided the actors through this emotional minefield.