The patriarch of the Weston clan disappears on a hot summer night. The family gathers in the family home. Around Violet Weston, bitter woman on the decline, plagued by drug and disease gravitate several generations of women with whom it has relations that combines love and hate. For several weeks in the heat of August, this family reunion will bring back too long kept secret.
Summer in Osage county cheerfully mixes the epic tragedy and black comedy. This portrait of a dysfunctional American family by excellence will leave no curing characters. Tracy Letts, the author of this piece, had already noted with short pieces that reflect his sense of dramatic construction and moving portrait - not to mention a rather extraordinary humorous tone, which excludes the dark not some glee Apocalypse.
Gradually, the intertwining of all these lives, this is the story of a family that emerges amid tensions, silences, collective unconscious and unspoken rivalry. It is also a state of the art of the old American dream that is established: where these ideals are now so proudly proclaimed the Declaration of Independence: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"?