Theatre Review: ‘August: Osage County’ at The Arden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It goes without saying that the success of a heavy drama is the solid marriage of a top-notch production brought to life by first-rate performers.
What we have here is a 2½-hour biting portrait of a dysfunctional American family at its heavy-handed worst, a remarkable assemblage of characters drawn from a collection of gifted Arden players and directed by the Arden’s Terrence Nolen.
It’s a panorama of occasionally nasty but certainly unforgettable players, recommended for mature audiences in mid-teens and up.
There have been a number of productions in numerous countries, including one at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, but this “August: Osage County” is drawn entirely from The Arden and is set to run through October 30th.
Reviewed by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio 1060