Tag Archives: Tracy Letts

INDIGNATION

I’m not sure I agree with the title. I read Philip Roth’s novel Indignation a few years ago, and my only lingering memory is the main boy’s first sexual experience in a car. For Marcus, a college student in 1951 Ohio, that (well…) climactic moment starts his unraveling. Before this year away at college, he’d never left home, working […]

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

JOSH: I’ll start our discussion of August: Osage County with Tracy Letts’s play, which I saw in New York in 2008. Estelle Parsons (as the drug-addict mother Violet) was sadistically funny, and Amy Morton (as her bitter daughter Barbara) was indomitable. I know Hollywood doesn’t believe me, but dialogue-heavy plays are best on screen when […]