I just finished the play, August: Osage County, powerful, thoughtful, full of family anger and secrets. We’re all from that family one way or the other, all of us harboring secrets, frustrations, envy and anger, all trying to figure it out before it’s too late, all finding our place at the table. My mom used to say about our family ”well it isn’t a Norman Rockwell painting”, and so the Weston family isn’t either.
It’s a good play for Thanksgiving, to remind us normal may be different than Mr Rockwell painted us, but it’s what we are.So pass the turkey and dressing, hope the fights stay to a minimum, and Christmas is just around the corner.
It’s also particularly humorous to hear reviewers on You Tube, say “Osage”, it sounds like some kind of sausage.