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August: Osage County

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent
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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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75
Ambitious, Strong acting, Overstuffed, Loooong, Dysfunctional family to the skies

See it if you love a play that finds the monster in every closet. Less would have been more. Tennessee Wms knew when to stop; Letts doesn't.

Don't see it if It's worth seeing if you like family dramedies. Eventually, the relentless additions of horrors were tedious. What's the point of the play?

Also I'm filling in reviews for plays I saw before joining Show Score. I re... Read more Read less

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

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.

87
Original, Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Insipid

See it if You like plays that leave the audience speachless

Don't see it if You do not like emotional shows

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.

95
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.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like southern gothic, family plays with powerful matriarchs, strong writing, and stellar performances. Very Tennessee Williams-esque.

Don't see it if you like theater that explores societal issues. You're sort of over the private sphere family drama because there are so many, and also why?

85
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love the American family drama

Don't see it if You're looking for something more worldly.

80
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if you love the movie

Don't see it if you want a better show

89
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Great writing

See it if enjoy plays about dysfunctional families that are well acted, well written and have intense dialogue/story lines.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fun easy comedy.

87
Absorbing, Epic, Relevant, Riveting, Overrated

See it if You love family dramas and want to see one of the most epic ever written.

Don't see it if You can't sit still for three hours, no matter how good the play.

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).

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

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

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

80
Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like sharp, funny family comedy-drama. Definitely see it if you liked the movie; the play is better.

Don't see it if You hated the movie. Just, give up

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.

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.

69
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if I had a really bad seat where the overhang kept me from seeing the 3rd floor of the massive set. Why I did c showed why Steppenwolf is aces!

Don't see it if If U don't like southern dramas & dialects. Lots of drug references (pharmaceutical) and the humiliations your family can inflict on addicts

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.

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

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.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy drama

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