AUGUST: Osage County

FYT presents reading of ‘darkly, comedic play’



Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts

FLINT — Audiences will be treated to a Pulitzer Prize winning production when Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) presents a staged reading of August: Osage County 6 p.m. March 13 at FYT, 1220 E. Kearsley St.

Written by Tulsa, Okla., native Tracy Letts, August: Osage County is heralded as a “darkly comedic play.” According to FYT, “when the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.” August: Osage County was winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

On June 28, 2007, the play had its world premiere production and was produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and closed on Aug. 26, 2007. Its Broadway debut was at the Imperial Theater on Dec. 4, 2007, and transferred to the Music Box Theatre on April 29, 2008. The Broadway show closed on June 28, 2009, after 648 performances and 18 previews.

August: Osage County made its United Kingdom debut at London’s National Theatre in November 2008. A U.S. National Tour began on July 24, 2008, with its first performance at Denver’s Buell Theatre.

Tickets for FYT’s staged reading are $5, which includes the staged reading with a talk-back with performers and light refreshments. To purchase tickets, call the FYT Box Office at 810-237-1530 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour before the performance times. Details: Visit www.thefim.org.


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