Another Opening! Not just of another show but for our beloved Steppenwolf’s AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY – winner of not only a slew of Tony’s but also a Pulitzer for Chicago’s own Tracy Letts! This is like the prodigal child come home. It is not often that a PLAY with 13 characters opens in our hometown, moves to Broadway, becomes a hit and then take the bold move to tour around the country.
We are very excited to have the show here – mostly because this is a show that everyone should see. If you missed it at Steppenwolf when it started here nearly four years ago, you simply must see it. And if you saw it at Steppenwolf, it is time to visit your favorite dysfunctional family again! Yes, it is a dysfunctional family, but I dare you to see it and not find some of your own family up on stage! Tracy Letts created a family that, while off the charts, has something on stage that represents everyone of us. Let me know if you have seen it and identified an aunt, mother, cousin or even yourself on stage. Leave a comment by noon on Wednesday, February 3, and and to my favorite story, I will give two tickets to tomorrow night’s performance (the show is at 7:30 pm!).
Come see for yourself.