Drama at the Dinner Table: Dysfunctional Dinners on Broadway

By Carey Purcell
28 Nov 2013

August: Osage County

Tracy Letts' drama features a family dinner held following the funeral of the family's patriarch, hosted by the drug-addled mother. She proceeds to insult everyone at the table and expose the secret separation of her daughter and son-in-law, humiliating them both. The dinner soon escalates into a confrontation resulting in actual violence between mother and daughter. And, the weekend isn't over yet!

The cast
photo by Joan Marcus