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This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event: August: Osage County.
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Introduction

NOTE: This guide was created in 2009 to support a Visions & Voices event. Some of the material in this guide must be considered in that context. It may be outdated.

This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event:  August: Osage County. On Friday, September 18, USC students will attend the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Tony-winning production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning play, August: Osage County. Read more about the event at the Visions & Voices website.

About the play: In the spirit of William Faulkner and Eugene O’Neill, this grand, gripping play tells the story of the Westons, a large clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. A rare theatrical event, this powerful work is filled with unforgettable characters and told with unflinching honesty.

 

Letts At the Library

Find plays by Tracy Letts at the library. Click on a title to see the Homer record.

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August: Osage County - Tracy Letts
Call Number: Doheny Library PS3612.E887A75
ISBN: 1559363304

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Bug - Tracy Letts
Call Number: Doheny Library PS3612.E887B84
ISBN: 0810123487

Killer Joe - Tracy Letts
Call Number: Doheny Library PS3562.E857K55
ISBN: 0573627363

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Man from Nebraska - Tracy Letts
Call Number: Doheny Library PS3612.E887M36
ISBN: 0810123479

 
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