Tagged with tracy letts

August, Osage County: Cliff’s Notes Version

Remember Cliff’s Notes?  The ultimate cheat-sheet style study guides designed to “present and explain literary and other works in pamphlet form or online” in condensed format? Frowned upon by serious literature professors, they offer a superficial overview of great literary work without depth or nuance. They exist as the sort of panacea a time-challenged or … Continue reading

An August, Osage State of Mind: Letts Ride at WaterTower

The Big Apple’s critical embrace:  Charles Isherwood from his 12/5/2007 Broadway review in the NY Times: “A fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown, “August” is probably the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Oh, forget probably: It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without … Continue reading

Crash-test Crullers: Superior Donuts @ Theatre Too

Holey Rollers! Flex your opposable dunkin’ digits, and prime your taste buds. When’s the last time you attended the theatre where the show made you so hungry for coffee and doughnuts you could hijack a Roach Coach on the street at intermission? Theatre Too, the downstairs space lozenge at Theatre Three, presents Tracy Letts’ 2008 … Continue reading

Letts’ Play, Oklahoma City: October

August: Osage County. “It can be argued that this is the most significant theatrical work to come out of Oklahoma since a little musical you might have heard of, “mused Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre’s artistic director Don Jordan in an October 6 interview with ‘Oklahoma Gazette’ writer Eric Webb. Playwright Tracy Letts may have written, … Continue reading

The Hollow Play: August: Osage County

“Whatever was disappearing had already disappeared, and no one saw it go. This country. This experiment. This hubris. And no one saw it go.” A hurricane force gale cycle of illusion, delusion and half-forgotten truth sweeps over the Westins of Oklahoma, a large dysfunctional family depicted in Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. It envelops the … Continue reading