So what that Mom pops pills like circus peanuts? Or that these three sisters would be Chekhov’s worst nightmare? Who needs happy marriages and kids who make you proud? Good or bad, family is family. So when the Old Man goes missing, it’s up to everyone to drop what they’re doing and haul their burdens of resentment and their sorry asses back home to Osage County, Oklahoma.
You can’t choose your relatives. A smash on Broadway, Tracy Letts’s caustic, darkly funny August: Osage County rewrites the grand American family drama for our cynical and confused age.
Photography: Earl Carter
Web Video: Josh Burns