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August: Osage County Performance

August: Osage County

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' darkly comic epic offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.

©2014 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2014 L.A. Theatre Works

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    jean-marc 03-02-15
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    Excellent play filled with real people and real issues. Enjoyed the story and the performance. Good story development leaves you satisfied and wanting more.

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 04-10-15
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    "Side-Splitting and Heart-Breaking!"

    I've seen this show live and this is the next-best thing. Fantastic in every way!

    17 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Mike T. 04-24-15
    Mike T. 04-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and gut wrenching drama."

    Sometimes outrageously laugh out loud funny, but the laugh sticks in your throat as often as not. This is at it's heart a gut wrenching family drama. All the more harrowing due to a great cast of actors that know and feel their characters. The emotions really comes across.

    I hesitated when buying this. Do I really want to give almost three hours of listening time to a live audience play? Let me say, I did not regret it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-24-15
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Almost as good as being there..."

    I never got to see this play live. This is the next best thing. I'm very glad I purchased this title. The story is compelling and very well written. I've read plays before, but this stars the original Tony award winning cast. Great way to spend 3 hours. Listening to a little bit of culture.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen E. Freeman Sussex, NJ, US 04-24-15
    Kathleen E. Freeman Sussex, NJ, US 04-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "this was good"

    wow felt like I was actually watching a play.....I'm going to listen again. would recommend for a short read

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    heavensstairway Huntington, WV USA 04-24-15
    heavensstairway Huntington, WV USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Hated the bad language! Too much!"

    I absolutely hated the foul language! It was carried too far and ruined the story for me! The performers were good. The story was disturbing. But the cursing like a longshoreman ruined it. Total waste of my money and time.

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    greenheart1964 09-02-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Amazing story!"

    This emotional interplay of family relationships and the role of grace and forgiveness kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the performance.

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    nancy 07-25-15
    nancy 07-25-15 Member Since 2014

    From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.

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    "Emotional and Exciting"

    Did not realize I was purchasing a Play instead of a short story. I am so glad I did. Easy to follow the characters and scene changes. A worthwhile listen and now I would like to see the movie . Very intense, exciting and emotional - a typical family at its worst. Nicely performed--bravo.

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    Kim 05-17-15
    Kim 05-17-15

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    "Poor audio"

    This was recorded as a live performance and many times the audio was so poor that you could not understand the speaker. The story was good, but this type of recording did not work.

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    Georzetta BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 05-02-15
    Georzetta BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 05-02-15 Member Since 2016

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    "I never need to hear this again!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No.


    Has August: Osage County turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I have no idea what the play was meant to be about or what the point was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can safely say there's not one part of that play that I ever need to hear again.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It is a movie and I plan to never see it. I just didn't get it..


    Any additional comments?

    This was a beautifully performed play about a lot of miserable people getting together to make each other more miserable which, in turn, may me miserable listening to it. I stuck it out thinking that there would be some point to all this misery. If there was one, I missed it altogether.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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