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August: Osage County (New York City, NY - Entertainment)
Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th St., New York, NY
Type: An interesting tale of a Midwestern American family
This play is produced by horse owner Jerry Frankel, and I have had the pleasure of being his producing partner on some productions. Call Vicki Forbes at 732-747-8060 for reservations.
Set in contemporary rural Oklahoma, this is a tale of a Midwestern American family facing a unexpected reunion which is driven by the disappearance of the father. Each character, from the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, Violet, to the pill-popping mother and three mysterious sisters add s flavor to the intriguing plot. This is a must-see for devotees of serious drama as it has been recently honored with seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. (Running time, 3 hours 20 minutes.)
-- Barry Weisbord
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