August: Osage County

Playwright:Tracy Letts

Directed by: Wayne Salomon

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Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award

"This is a play that will leave us laughing and wondering, shuddering and smiling, long after the house lights come back on." —NY Newsday.

THE STORY: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. 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 new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.



"Every Scene is So Absorbing, and Each Performance So Persuasive...It’s Funny and Sad, Smartly Written and Ambitiously Staged.."

— Judith Newmark, St Louis Post-Dispatch

"Fast Moving Masterpiece as Presented by St. Louis Actors’ Studio."

— Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis

"So Real You Can Feel it Coursing Through Your Blood, 5 out of 5 stars"

—Mark Bretz, Ladue News

"This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the dinner table with the great American family plays."

—Time Magazine