I don't know what it says about me that I have a greater affinity with the damaged. Probably nothing good.

Synopsis

When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point.

August: Osage County traveled to Broadway in 2007 and played an open run at the Music Box Theatre.

Watch & Listen

  1. August:Osage County in Production at Sydney Theatre Company

    August:Osage County in Production at Sydney Theatre Company

  2. August: Osage County London Toast

    August: Osage County London Toast

  3. A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

  4. Anna D. Shapiro

    Anna D. Shapiro's Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  5. Deanna Dunagan

    Deanna Dunagan's Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  6. Rondi Reed

    Rondi Reed's Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  7. Todd Rosenthal

    Todd Rosenthal's Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  8. Tracy Letts

    Tracy Letts' Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  9. August: Osage County Tony Party

    August: Osage County Tony Party

  10. August: Osage County in Production

    August: Osage County in Production

  11. August: Osage County in Rehearsal

    August: Osage County in Rehearsal

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

"Staggeringly ambitious, staggeringly successful"
-Chicago Tribune

"Deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit."
Variety

"Highly Recommended"
Chicago Reader

"Hugely ambitious drama, intensely literate"
-Chicago Sun-Times

"A major, not-to-be-missed new American work."
-Chicago Tribune

"The grand American family drama...is alive and well and living at the Steppenwolf in Chicago"
Variety

Program Articles

Letter From the Artistic Director on August: Osage County

Artistic Director Martha Lavey on ensemble member Tracy Letts' examination of the American Family.

Just a little conversation...

Martin McDonagh and Tracy Letts interview each other and discuss their body of work.

Ensemble Member Tracy Letts on writing August: Osage County

Tracy Letts discusses how the concept of family informs his newest play.

STC [heart] NYC

As was the case last year, two Steppenwolf productions will be showcased in New York City this year.

Artistic Director Interviews the Playwright

Martha Lavey and Tracy Letts discuss the creative writing process.

Coming Home

Artistic Director Martha Lavey Interviews William Petersen

Five Minutes With Francis Guinan

Ensemble member Fran Guinan talks August, London and Art.

Letter From the Artistic Director on August: Osage County

Artistic Director Martha Lavey on ensemble member Tracy Letts' examination of the American Family.

Just a little conversation...

Martin McDonagh and Tracy Letts interview each other and discuss their body of work.

Ensemble Member Tracy Letts on writing August: Osage County

Tracy Letts discusses how the concept of family informs his newest play.

Steppenwolf and Fidelity Investments Inspire the Future

In May, Steppenwolf and Fidelity Investments honored two Chicago Public School teachers as recipients of Steppenwolf’s first-ever Inspire the Future Award.

STC [heart] NYC

As was the case last year, two Steppenwolf productions will be showcased in New York City this year.

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