BWW Reviews: The Hollow Family - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
In his tragedy, "MacBeth," Shakespeare speaks of life as teeming with "sound and fury, signifying nothing." There is much "sound and fury" in this play, as each character spews forth long-borne resentments and long-held secrets, emptying themselves of their inner burdens all over the stage. But the result is not cathartic; one does not sense, for example, that Mattie Fae (Nancy Robinette)'s confession does her soul any good--her time has passed, and she is now just "old, ugly Aunt Mattie." It is the same for all--in releasing their pain, they find they have nothing left. Like T.S. Eliot's poem, they are "hollow."
"August: Osage County" continues its run at the new Everyman, 315 W. Fayette Street, now through Feb. 17th. For tickets, visit www.everymantheatre.org or call 410-752-2208.