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An Exquisite Ensemble Piece


I saw the evening performance of August: Osage County, which is favored to win the "Best Play" honors at tomorrow night's Tony ceremonies. The first-rate ensemble cast of 13--dominated by a handful of vibrantly portrayed female characters--brought to life a piece that was, in turns, hilariously funny, starkly shocking, and emotionally wrenching. The family secrets thrown into the mix included marital infidelity, suicide, incest, recreational drug use, and a middle-aged man's sexual attraction to a 14-year-old girl. The play is long, clocking in at over three-and-a-half hours, but well worth the time.


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