August: Osage County

The Oklahoma sun boils down the Weston family’s dynamics, secrets and longings into the poetry that is August: Osage County. Hard driving, rusted metal poetry with machine gun rhythm, cicadas in the background. The topics are as hot as the weather, nerves are stretched taut and wear thin with the push and pull relationships. This dark comedy, written by Tracy Letts, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2008 Tony Best New Play Award.