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AUGUST : OSAGE COUNTY Broadway Poster * CAST * 4' x 6' Rare NEW 2008

AUGUST : OSAGE COUNTY Broadway Poster * CAST * 4' x 6' Rare NEW 2008

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AUGUST : OSAGE COUNTY Broadway Poster * CAST * 4' x 6' Rare 2008 NEW. Measures 4' foot wide by 6' foot high. Huge Original Color Poster for the New York City 2008 Stage Production of * August : Osage County * which opened on Broadway December 4th 2007 and has moved to the famed Music Box Theater in Times Square for it's open-ended commercial run starting April 29th 2008. August: Osage County is an original darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. The June 28, 2007 world premiere production was produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. The plot centers on a reunion of the Weston family, living in the state of Oklahoma; the play's title refers to Osage County, which lies northwest of Tulsa.The three-act play, which runs for about 3 hours, 20 minutes including intermissions, deals with such issues as drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, death, family dysfunction, sexual harassment, aging, generational change, racism, incest, infidelity, and ultimately love. The New York Times in it's review states : " A fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown, “August” is probably the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Oh, forget probably: It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad, this turbo-charged tragicomedy — which spans three acts and more than three blissful hours — doesn’t just jump-start the fall theater season, recently stalled when the stagehands went on strike. “August” throws it instantaneously into high gear.Mr. Letts, hitherto best known as the author of the crafty, blood-soaked genre pieces “Killer Joe” and “Bug,” somehow finds fresh sources of insight, humor and anguish in seemingly worn-to-the-stump material: the dysfunctional dynamics of the American family. In “August: Osage County” can be heard echoes of other classic dramas about the strangling grip of blood ties — from Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” to Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” — but Mr. Letts infuses his dark drama with potent energies derived from two more populist forms of American entertainment. The play has the zip and zingy humor of classic television situation comedy and the absorbing narrative propulsion of a juicy soap opera, too. “August: Osage County” takes place in the familiar Letts backdrop of semi-rural Oklahoma. Beverly Weston, the patriarch of the family, has hired a local Native American woman to take over the responsibilities of upkeep and maintenance of the house where he and his wife, Violet – now a prescription pill addict – raised their three daughters. Two of those three daughters high-tailed it to other states at their first opportunity as grown-ups, leaving the third behind to a lifetime sentence of babysitting their mom, but now they are all back in the old house (kept so hot that it could kill a parakeet, and with the shades duct-taped shut to help cut down on any differentiation between night and day) with a husband, fiancée, child, aunt, uncle and cousin in tow. The event: Beverly has gone missing, and is eventually found dead; the cause of death: probably suicide, but officially drowning.Such is the dramatic device for getting the entire family under one roof and stuck with each other until after the funeral. From there they alternately fight over long-unresolved issues and struggle to connect and become closer with the brief amount of time they have together. Everyone is dominated by the monster matriarch – fully capable of being mean when merely sober, then crazy and unreasonable to boot when her latest cocktail of pills kicks in. Although Deanna Dunagan will get most of the attention for this demanding role ( she won the 2008 Tony for best actress ) , it is an absolutely superior ensemble cast. Almost without exception, Letts has created full-blooded, living, breathing characters. We know their history, we know their relationships to each other, and we even feel that we know them personally. The sounds of a full house of relatives are authentic, and although one could argue that the play sometimes heads in soap-operatic directions, there is nonetheless never a false note from moment to moment. No small amount of credit is due to Anna D. Shapiro’s pitch-perfect direction. This outstanding play has won both the 2008 Tony for Best Play and 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This New Original 2-Sided Broadway Poster is Huge Wall Size ( 4' foot wide x 6' foot high ) and is printed on thick plastic mylar in Beautiful Brilliant Razor-sharp 6 color production ~ this is a custom poster used for large lightbox displays which is why its printed so razor sharp ~ also it is printed in vivid color to give it extra depth when backlit. Rare , Authentic , August : Osage County Collectible and a Great Broadway Collectible as well ~ ready for framimg , or just simply hang as is. Great for a Living Room , Dorm Room , Den or Office. Will be rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint NEW Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.
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