Chances are most Dallasites have meandered through rural Oklahoma a fateful time or two, so few will be surprised by the plot of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage County (2007). A black comedy filled with jaded intellectuals and familial dysfunction reminiscent of both Faulkner’s classic, The Sound and the Fury, as well as 2001’s quirkier The Royal Tenenbaums, Letts’ play was originally performed at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre before debuting on Broadway and in London’s West End, and it received nine awards, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play. These days, you can catch all the drug-and-alcohol addled despair of the Weston family, cynical intellectuals stranded outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma, at WaterTower Theater in Addison. Directed by René Moreno, tickets start at $20 and performances run Wednesdays through Sundays from March 30 through April 22. Don't miss a special Pay What You Can performance on Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. August: Osage County contains strong language, adult themes and is not suitable for all audiences. Call 972-450-6232 or visit watertowertheatre.org for more details.
Mon., April 2; Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 2. Continues through April 29, 2012