August: Osage County

August: Osa
ge County

A Family by Tracy Letts Directed by Antú Romero Nunes Thalia in February
Foto: Krafft Angerer
Antú Romero Nunes
Matthias Koch
Gwendolyn Jenkins
Emilia Linda Heinrich
Johannes Hofmann
Günter Schaupp (Beverly Weston, Sheriff Deon Gilbeau)
Karin Neuhäuser (Violet Weston)
Cathérine Seifert (Barbara Fordham)
Felix Knopp (Bill Fordham)
Toini Ruhnke (Jean Fordham)
Marina Galic (Ivy Weston)
Anna Blomeier (Karen Weston)
Gabriela Maria Schmeide (Mattie Fae Aiken)
Andreas Leupold (Charlie Aiken)
Björn Meyer (Little Charles Aiken)
Sylvana Seddig (Johnna Monevata)
Rafael Stachowiak (Steve Heidebrecht)

The failed poet and drinker, Beverly, disappears to take his own life. Worried for her husband, Violet rallies the troops: her sister, her three daughters and their families. A family comes together and they all try not to lose their grip on what’s important. When news arrives that their father has drowned, it sparks a wave of extreme psychological conditions. Wired with mother’s little helpers, Violet reckons with her daughters and their life circumstances.
‘A Family’ puts modern, Western, middle-class life under the microscope: people caught between questions of generation and status, between emancipation, mid-life crisis, unfulfilled expectations and unsolved family conflicts and dependencies.
American actor and dramatist Tracy Letts was awarded the Pulitzer prize in 2008 for her piece well-made-play, which also earned her a Tony award. With ‘A Family,’ Thalia¬ director in residence Antú Romero Nunes tackles this new theatrical genre for the very first time.

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