Already closed | 3h 20m | Midtown W

August: Osage County

From 62 member  reviews
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. More…

‘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.

3h 20m | Already closed | Imperial Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (62)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent
90
Avg Score

75
Ambitious, Overstuffed, Dysfunctional family to the skies, Strong acting, Loooong

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?

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

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.

87
Absorbing, Riveting, Relevant, Overrated, Epic

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.

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

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

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Exquisite, Epic

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.

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

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.

80
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you love the movie

Don't see it if you want a better show

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

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.

93
Riveting, Scathing, Epic, Long, Masterful

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).

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

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.

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

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

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.

98
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

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.

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

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

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

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

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

87
Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Original, Insipid

See it if You like plays that leave the audience speachless

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

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?

97
Masterful, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Funny

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.

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

See it if you enjoy drama

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

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

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

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

See it if You love the American family drama

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

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

See it if you like GREAT Theatre

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

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, 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.

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

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.


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