By Tracy Letts
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
“A great success in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a difficult land and a harder people.”—Time Out New York
“Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is what O’Neill will be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the the Aristocracy of yank drama’s mid-century heyday whereas nonetheless growing whatever completely original.”—New York magazine
One of the main bracing and seriously acclaimed performs in fresh Broadway historical past, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American kinfolk at its finest—and absolute worst. whilst the patriarch of the Weston extended family disappears one scorching summer season evening, the kinfolk reunites on the Oklahoma abode, the place long-held secrets and techniques are unflinchingly and uproariously printed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour giant of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing 3 generations of unfulfilled goals and leaving no longer one in every of its 13 characters unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago most effective, the play has electrified audiences in big apple for the reason that its starting in November 2007.
Tracy Letts is the writer of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which used to be a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His performs were played through the state and the world over. A performer in addition to a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre corporation, the place August: Osage County premiered.
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HANK has a bandage on his forehead. And he is wearing a hospital gown. HANK: What are we doing out here? I was about to eat my lunch. FRANNIE: I thought you might like some fresh air. HANK: Instead of lunch? FRANNIE: It isn’t lunchtime yet. HANK: Sure it is. I heard the trays clanging in the hallway. I think you just like to push me around in this thing. Makes you feel powerful. FRANNIE: No, it doesn’t. It makes me sad. HANK: It’s probably a mix of the two things. FRANNIE: We need to talk. HANK: It’s okay.
OLIVER: Somehow I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to ask that question. HELEN: Okay, I’ll do it. OLIVER: Why? HELEN: Because my advisers will want to know if she’s just a devious little tramp. We have to be careful what kind of people become associated with the campaign. OLIVER: Does that include your anonymous donors? 26Dead Metaphor HELEN: Obviously not. OLIVER: Look, just tell them all that his first wife divorced him while he was away fighting for his country. They don’t need to know that his first wife will also be his new wife.
They don’t actually picket the forest. They – SCENE 319 HELEN: The point is, I need to make sure she’s onside. OLIVER: You mean if she’s asked, you want her to agree with all your positions. HELEN: Yeah. Or to just keep quiet. OLIVER: Well good luck with that. HELEN: I’ll ask her nicely. I mean, I am her mother. OLIVER: The mother she hasn’t spoken to for six years. HELEN: It’s been that long, has it. Do you think she opposes me because she’s a lesbian? OLIVER: No. HELEN: So she’s not a lesbian?
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts