AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Among New e-Scripts from Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Letts
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY debuts on the Scene Partner WebStore today and in theaters across the country this Friday. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracey Letts AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY joins three other plays by Mr. Letts for use in the Scene Partner App. Stemming from the worldwide e-Script agreement between Dramatists Play Service and MyTheaterApps.com, Mr. Letts' titles are now available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of his plays.
The new e-Scripts from Mr. Letts include:
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly-and uproariously-exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
"I'd bet The Farm that no family has ever been as unhappy in as many ways-and to such sensationally entertaining effect-as the Westons of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY..."
- NY Times
In this 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, a luxury sedan, a church pew and visits to a nursing home form the comfortable round of Ken Carpenter's daily life. And then one night, he awakens to find that he no longer believes in God. This crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man's awakening on himself and his family.
"...[a] tremendously mature and multifaceted portrait of the American...at the dawn of the 21st century...goes to the very core of this country's identity."
- Chicago Sun-Times