Dec 3, 2007

Yes, Letts

A few years back, Doyle's Sweeney Todd was the sort of Broadway show I'd gladly recommend to friends of mine who don't go to Broadway shows (quite a few, actually, even in the seemingly adjacent fields of media and/or criticism). Now I would add unequivocally Tracy Letts' August: Osage County to that category, as well as to the all-around must-see/don't-miss/believe-the-hype/run-don't-walk category. Yes, it's that good. If you haven't already nailed down a ticket, do. (Even better, get 'em here while they last--I have it on good authority that a bunch just went on sale in the membership area).

1 comment:

Esther said...

I definitely agree. Tracy Letts has written a biting, emotional, witty look at an American family. I think everyone will see something of their own family in it, or at least a family they know. (Although maybe not as dysfunctional). I was especially impressed by the extent to which he captures the reality of the lives of women today. It's a great play, and wonderfully acted by the Steppenwolf company. And the three-story set is awesome.