WHAT: In this holiday season of family gatherings, Mad Cow Theatre presents "August: Osage County," a play about the tragically twisted Weston clan. It opens Friday, Nov. 30.
The Oklahoma family consists of three damaged sisters, their pill-popping mother, eccentric father and a houseful of troubled relatives and acquaintances. Described by a New York Times critic as "the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years," Tracy Letts' comic tragedy won a Pulitzer Prize, as well as the 2008 Tony Award for best play.
"August: Osage County" exposes the emotional destruction that rips through generations if nothing — or no one — stops its path.
Bobbie Bell (Mad Cow's "Pitmen Painters") directs a cast of Mad Cow veterans, including Peg O'Keef ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") and Elizabeth Dean ("Next Fall")
Other faces familiar to Mad Cow patrons include Joe Reed ("Twelve Angry Men"), Robin Olson ("The Road to Mecca"), Tommy Keesling ("The Pitmen Painters"), Stephan Jones ("Next to Normal"), Roger Scott ("The Pitmen Painters"), and Ame Livingston ("The Cradle Will Rock").
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and two Mondays, Dec. 10 and 17, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 30-Dec. 23.
WHERE: Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando
TICKETS: $27; $25 for students and seniors; $15 on Mondays