TCG Books to Release AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Movie Tie-In
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced a new edition of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This edition coincides with the December 25 release of a major motion picture adaptation from The Weinstein Company starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis and Ewan McGregor.
Originally presented in 2007 in a sold-out run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, August: Osage County quickly transferred to New York to become one of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history. A portrait of a dysfunctional American family at its finest-and absolute worst - the drama unfolds when the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, and the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
Tracy Letts was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His other plays include Pulitzer Prize-finalist Man from Nebraska (finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer for Drama); Killer Joe, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film and will receive its Broadway premiere in 2014; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London and was adapted into a film. Letts garnered a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and will return to Broadway in Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses in spring 2014.