Nominee for seven Tony Awards and winner of five, including those for Best Play and Best Director, August: Osage County is an epic play. It follows the Westons, a family forced to come together at a pastoral Oklahoma homestead after the booze-hound patriarch up and disappears. At the center of the drama is Violet, a 65-year-old matriarch and pill-popper, whos constantly doped up on depressants and narcotics. In her drug-addled state, she willfully confronts the family with dark and astonishing secrets.
The play was written by 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts (who also penned Superior Donuts, Man From Nebraska, Killer Joe, and Bug). The Actors Playhouse (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) production is directed by David Arisco and stars Annette Miller as Violet.
Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 10. Continues through April 3, 2011