Before playwright Tracy Letts and director Anna D. Shapiro teamed up at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater for the explosive, Tony and Pulitzer-winning family drama “August: Osage County,” they collaborated on the pensive “Man from Nebraska,” the more direct tonal and thematic predecessor of their latest collaboration, “Mary Page Marlowe.” This is Letts in contemplative mode, theatrically plumbing large questions like “what is a person?” and, therefore, “what is a life?” In a dense and demanding 80-minute one-act, six different women, including Blair Brown (“Orange is the New Black”) and Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”), play the title character at different ages, with the narrative jumping around in time from one scene to the next. 571 more words
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PinnWorth Production’s critically acclaimed production of August: Osage County is now eligible for a 2016 Kelsey Award Nomination. 278 more words
Bet you thought it was a cool idea, brave even, to share your life story on-screen?
Wrong. Well, maybe if you already know a few good magic tricks. 1,357 more words