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Drama The Estates Theatre

August: Osage County

Tracy Letts, stage director Michal Dočekal

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Translation: Julek Neumann
Stage director: Michal Dočekal
Sets: Martin Chocholoušek
Costumes: Katarína Hollá
Music: Václav Havelka
Dramaturgy: Lenka Kolihová Havlíková, Martin Urban

A play about happiness and unhappiness. The father suddenly disappears. The whole of the large family assembles in the house in which they were born: three daughters, their partners and children, the aunt with her family. When searching for their father, the daughters are confronted with their seriously ill mother, family matters come to a head and old scars and wounds that should have healed become raw. The renowned American author wrote his “Three Sisters on the Prairie“ – they sum up their losses and keep fighting for love, happiness and a sense of life. A desolate, vacant house with boarded-up window shutters in the American Mid West becomes the scene of a family drama spiced up with a fair amount of sarcastic humour. Tracy Letts, known in our country above all as the author of the tragicomedy Killer Joe, surprisingly pursued the path of family drama, which has a great tradition in American theatre (Eugene O'Neill, Lillian Hellman, etc.). With August: Osage County, Tracy Letts won great acclaim on Broadway (four Tony Awards) and received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Play (2008).

Drama in czech language.

Photo: Lucie Jansch

Duration of the performance: 3 hours and 5 minutes, 1 intermission

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Cast

Beverly Weston

Violet Weston

Barbara Fordham

Bill Fordham

Complete Cast

Jean Fordham

Ivy Weston

Karen Weston

Mattie Fae Aiken

Charlie Aiken

Little Charles Aiken

Johna Monevata

Sheriff Deon Gilbeau

Steve Heidebrecht