August: Osage County

  • by Tracy Letts
  • Narrated by Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Rosemarie DeWitt, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck
  • 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' darkly comic epic offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.

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Spectacular Production 🎭

This is a VERY good production of a terrific Pulitzer Prize-winning play, but like at least one previous reviewer, I do recommend that listeners first read the script, see a live stage production, or at least watch the excellent film starring Meryl Streep as Violet and Julia Roberts as Barb. For one thing, scenes that depend on stunning visuals (such as when one character lunges at another across the table during the funeral banquet, and when one character clocks another in the head with a frying pan to prevent sexual abuse of a teenager) will be lost on a listener new to the play. Also, this production features a Barb who sounds a little too much like Violet, so if you didn't know the play very well, you might occasionally be confused as to which character is speaking. Knowing the play already, I loved this listen, as did my husband. This won't be our last time listening.

Interesting side note: The playwright, Tracy Letts, is also a wonderful actor, and won a Tony award for his performance as George in a recent Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He also played the part of the college dean in last year's stunning fim Indignation.

Grade: A+
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- Gretchen SLP

Side-Splitting and Heart-Breaking!

I've seen this show live and this is the next-best thing. Fantastic in every way!
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2014
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works