Visit Salt Lake: ‘August: Osage County’ Is Told with Unflinching Honesty

The Utah premiere of August: Osage County by award-winning writer, Tracy Letts, expertly examines the intricate interactions of a dysfunctional American family. In the midst of illness, addiction and deceit, there are unexpected moments of humor to be found. This enthralling play follows the lives of the Weston family, who, after receiving terrible news about its Patriarch, are thrown back together within the suffocating confinement of the family home.

Directed by Mark Fossen, August: Osage County is a rare theatrical event: a large-scale work filled with 13 unforgettable characters, including local favorite, Teresa Sanderson as Violet Weston, it’s a powerful tragicomedy told with unflinching honesty and has been described as bitingly funny.