August: Osage County
08/24/2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: Playwright Tracy Letts won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 2008 for this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family that gathers in Oklahoma for its patriarch’s funeral. Letts, also an acclaimed actor, called his play “somewhat autobiographical.” A 2013 movie version featured Hollywood heavyweights Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, and Benedict Cumberbatch.The new Stage Door production has a notable cast of local talent, including Alpha Trivette and Rebecca Koon (The Waltons: Thanksgiving) Erin Bethea (Fireproof, New Life), Drew Waters (Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad), Alicia Kelley (Ozark, The Resident) and Christian Stokes (Monster, Doom Patrol). The director is actor and writer Forrest Attaway, making his Atlanta debut with the play. Partial proceeds from the show will go towards addiction and mental health services provided by the Atlanta Recovery Place in Dunwoody. — KCM
From the venue:August: Osage County is a tragicomedy play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on June 28, 2007, and closed on August 26, 2007.