August: Osage County


Imperial Theatre (12/04/2007 – 4/20/2008)
Music Box Theatre (4/29/2008 – 6/28/2009)
First Preview: Oct 30, 2007
Opening Date: Dec 04, 2007
Closing Date: Jun 28, 2009

The thrilling new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (BugKiller Joe)August: Osage County has been hailed by the New York Times as “hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.” When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point that is “not-to-be-missed” (Chicago Tribune). Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch) directs the “dazzlingly good” (Chicago Sun-Times) ensemble in what Variety calls “a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit.”

The production received 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Director of a Play – Anna D. Shapiro, Best Actress in a Play – Deanna Dunagan, Best Featured Actress in a Play – Rondi Reed, and Best Set Design of a Play – Todd Rosenthal.



Cast & Creative Team

Tracy Letts(Playwright)
Anna D. Shapiro(Director)
Todd Rosenthal(Scenic Design)
Ana Kuzmanic(Costume Design)
Ann G. Wrightson(Lighting Design)


Ian Barford (Little Charles)
Deanna Dunagan (Violet Weston)
Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata)
Francis Guinan (Charlie Aiken)
Brian Kerwin (Steve Heidebrecht)
Dennis Letts (Beverly Weston)
Madeleine Martin (Kean Fordham)
Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston)
Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham)
Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston)
Jeff Perry (Bill Fordham)
Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken)
Troy West (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau)

Awards & Nominations


TONY AWARDS

Best Play
Deanna Dunagan, Best Actress in a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, Best Director of a Play
Rondi Reed, Best Featured Actress in a Play
Outstanding Play
Best Scenic Desgin of a Play

DRAMA DESK AWARD

Deanna Dunagan, Outstanding Actress in a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, Outstanding Director of a Play
Outstanding New Broadway Play

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE
Deanna Dunagan, Outstanding Actress in a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, Outstanding Director of a Play
Outstanding New Broadway Play

PULITZER PRIZE
Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

DRAMA LEAGUE
Distinguished Production of a Play
Outstanding New Broadway Play

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE
Tracy Letts, Best Play