We are pleased to announce a new edition of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This edition coincides with the December 25 release of a major motion picture adaptation from The Weinstein Company starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis and Ewan McGregor.
“A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and its tougher people. “
— Time Out New York
Originally presented in 2007 in a sold-out run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, August: Osage County quickly transferred to New York to become one of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history. A portrait of a dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst — the drama unfolds when the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, and the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
“Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County is what O’Neill would be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the nobility of American drama’s mid-century heyday while still creating something entirely original.” — New York magazine
Tracy Letts was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His other plays include Pulitzer Prize-finalist Man from Nebraska (finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer for Drama); Killer Joe, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film and will receive its Broadway premiere in 2014; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London and was adapted into a film. Letts garnered a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and will return to Broadway in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses in spring 2014.
Pick up your copy of the new edition of August:Osage County at the TCG Bookstore.