The Black Box Summer Theatre is proud to present Tracy Lett’s
Pulitzer Prize winning play, August: Osage County. 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 play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark
side of the Midwestern American family.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. "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, a fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a
state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly
sad…[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy…" —NY Times.
August: Osage County opens June 8 and runs June 9, 10, 15,
16, 17, 22, 23, and 24. Friday and Saturday performances
begin at 7 PM and Sunday performances begin at 2 PM. Tickets
are $15 for students, seniors, MCC Staff, MCC alumni, veterans
and $20 for the general public. For reservations please call 815-
455-8746 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Black Box Theatre is located
at 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. Please park in Lot C
and enter Building E.
August: Osage County contains adult and
mature themes and graphic language.