August: Osage County
Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : February 02, 2010 - February 14, 2010
Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions
Academy Award Winner ESTELLE PARSONS to star in
Steppenwolf's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
2008 Winner Pulitzer Prize for Drama
2008 Tony Award Winner for Best Play
Written by 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Letts
Directed by 2008 Tony Award Winner Anna D. Shapiro
Set Design by 2008 Tony Award Winner Todd Rosenthal
Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic
Lighting Design by Ann G. Wrightson
Sound Design by Richard Woodbury
Composition by David Singer
Flight Choreography by Chuck Coyl
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a grand, gripping new play which tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a rare theatrical event - a large-scale work filled with unforgettable characters, a powerful tale told with unflinching honesty.
Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons stars as the family matriarch Violet, a role she is currently playing on Broadway where The New York Times raved, "Estelle Parsons gives a superb performance...sends chills down your spine. It may prove to be a crowning moment in an illustrious career."
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is written by Tracy Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro
The New York Times cheers, "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is flat-out, without qualification, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years," and Time Magazine named AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the "#1 Show of the Year!"