Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent

About the show

This black comedy about a family coping with loss transferred onto Broadway from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where it proceeded to win five Tony Awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize.

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‘August: Osage County’ tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.



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100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to see something relevant, raw and real. Not your typical Broadway show. I expected to hate it but wound up loving it.

Don't see it if You’re not into very long emotional shows that require two intermissions.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love incredibly dramatic and laugh out loud funny family plays with spectacular acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays, are averse to strong language and adult themes.

Also Original cast was amazing. Great to see it later in the run with Phyli... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy family drama and sharp, powerful writing

Don't see it if you want something a little more light-hearted

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love an incredible script

Don't see it if you're offended by colorful language

100
Clever, Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if This is one of a handful of plays that I score a perfect 3. Any professional travel show that does this you will love

Don't see it if if a community theater tries to do it.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love American Family Dramas that will suck you in and leave you in tears.

Don't see it if You don't want to be cool and interesting and relevant.

100
Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a perfectly staged and acted production one of the most brilliant modern playwrights.

Don't see it if you want to see a feel-good piece.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you want to see probably the best new American play of the past 20 years; you want to see acting at its finest

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3-hour play; you are faint of heart when it comes to edgy material (nothing graphic, but for the language and drugs!

99
Funny, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you like theater. This is the best play I have ever seen! Funny, sad, disturbing. Fantastic performances. Great set. Just perfect!

Don't see it if you can't handle dysfunctional family drama

98
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are excited about excellent writing in the theater. And I mean excited--this show is so well crafted, it inspires awe.

Don't see it if You don't care for family dramas, however clever. Actually, see it anyway. The play is much better than the movie.

98
Great acting, Must see, Indulgent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want interesting characters in a complex plot that never ceases to surprise you even when you think the twists must be over!

Don't see it if plot twists don't excite you or if you don't like long shows--this one, while masterful, could use some editing.

97
Funny, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see an incredible piece of contemporary American theatre. 3 hours fly by in a riveting family drama filled with secrets untold.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with family conflict or acerbic mother figures, or you can't sit still for 3 hours.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great staging

See it if you love great acting, intense story line, great theatre. Amazing

Don't see it if you don't like drama

96
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Tough

See it if You enjoy superb acting, robust dialogue, family drama.

Don't see it if you're easily depressed! Heavy!

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if If you like complex, disfunctional family drama, if you like drama that mixes with humor, and surprise endings.

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward stories. This is not a typical anything!

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing

See it if you like GREAT Theatre

Don't see it if you don't like stories about dysfunctional families

95
Absorbing, Epic, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You like your family dramas sprawling and epic. Like to be surprised by the plot. Love well written plays.

Don't see it if You cannot sit through a 3+ hour show. Are offended by edgy material.

93
Epic, Masterful, Riveting, Long, Scathing

See it if you're a fan of contemporary playwrights & really strong writing; or if you like darkly funny, scathing portraits of dysfunctional families.

Don't see it if you want something light & fluffy, or if you don't like long shows (there are 2 intermissions here).

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Absorbing. The cast was terrific. The writing was wonderful. The time flew by.

Don't see it if It was quite long for a modern play, but I didn't notice or mind.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if I was deeply moved by the struggle in rural America

Don't see it if If you want to avoid troubling insights into our society

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy a well crafted play with great acting about a dysfunctional family. And you like being entertained intelligently.

Don't see it if You are looking for fluff entertainment.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if I'm still reeling from this play I think. When it finished my jaw was on the floor the rest of the night. Incredible drama. See it. Just go.

Don't see it if Does deal with adult themes and intense family drama, not the most pleasant of topics. But it's incredible. The movie did not do it justice.

90
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Excellent set design

See it if You love fantastic acting in shows about troubled families. You will remember the beautiful amazing set which really adds to the experience

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays about squabbling, troubled families

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if you are looking for all the intensity live theater has to offer. Plates breaking, substance abuse, family trauma and drama...

Don't see it if you are looking to be uplifted.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if Outstanding performances and writing. Intense family dynamics. Believable, painful and moving.

Don't see it if you can't stand tension and alcoholism.


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