Little Theatre, among the nation’s oldest, opens its 97th season with a powerful comedy-drama for lovers of serious theatre: the area premiere of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-Prize-winning "August Osage County" directed by King’s alumna Brandi George and featuring an exceptional cast of veteran local actors. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after the family patriarch and ephemeral-poet-turned-career-alcoholic Beverly disappears, the Oklahoman homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, their three daughters and questionable significant others, and Violet's denigrating sister, and you've got a major play that unflinchingly — and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Written by Tracy Letts and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and five Tony Awards, including Best Play. "I'd bet the farm that no family has ever been as unhappy in as many ways — and to such sensationally entertaining effect — as the Westons of August: Osage County... Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy…" —NY Times. The production is intended for mature audiences.