Well, this is news. Theatre Downtown, which lately has been coasting along on broad comedy and tried-and-true classics, will be the first local theater to produce Tracy Letts‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County.
The 2007 epic dark comedy, about the dark secrets of an extended Midwestern family, will go up at Theatre Downtown Feb. 25-March 19.
Another show to be announced will be presented in January and February, between A Christmas Carol and August: Osage County.
Letts, a Chicago actor and playwright, also wrote Killer Joe, which was a local hit in 2001, and Superior Donuts, which Mad Cow presented last spring.
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