"August: Osage County"

February 15, 2012

Feb. 16-March 11

Phoenix Theatre

Winning Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work and Best New Production in 2007 was just the beginning of the accolades received by Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County.” The New York production soon landed the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Can you tell I’m avoiding telling much about the actual play? That’s because I missed both the Chicago and New York productions and want to know as little as possible about it before going to see its local premiere here at the Phoenix Theatre. I do know that the comedy/drama about a dysfunctional family has been cast with a who’s who of strong local actors, including Diane Kondrat, Martha Jacobs, Charles Goad, Matthew Roland and Diane Timmerman. Details here.