Originally presented at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where playwright Tracy Letts is a member, this monumental family saga set in Oklahoma transferred to Broadway in 2007, winning the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It has since been staged all over the world in seven languages.
Named after a poem written by Howard Starks, Tracy Letts has stated, "I could never come up with a title as brilliant as August: Osage County. Mr. Howard Starks, gentleman, teacher, poet, genius, mentor, friend, created that title for an extraordinary poem that is one of the inspirations for my play. I steal the title with deference, yet without apology – Howard, I'm sure, would have it no other way – and I dedicate this play to his memory.”
First TCG Edition: 2008