December 4 marks the anniversary of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts' 2007 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The production, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, opened on Broadway December 4, 2007, and featured much of the cast from the preceding Steppenwolf production, including Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Letts, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeffy Perry, Rondi Reed, and Troy West.
In August: Osage County, when the family patriarch vanishes, the Westons return to rural Oklahoma to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother Violet. Armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, Violet reigns over the home as family secrets unfold.
The play took home five Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Leading Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Direction of a Play, and Best Scenic Design of a Play; it was also awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The production closed June 28, 2009, after 648 performances and 18 previews.
Flip through photos from the production below: