THE DETROIT NEWS
APRIL 15, 2014
Returning home, an idea at the heart of countless great dramas over the years, gets fresh layers of meaning in Hilberry Theatre’s season-closing production of “August: Osage County,” Tracy Letts’ Tony Award-winning dysfunctional-family drama.
In the large-cast play, running April 18-May 10 on the campus of Wayne State University in Midtown Detroit, members of the Weston clan — including three grown sisters and their poisonous mother — reunite at their rambling Oklahoma homestead following the disappearance of their patriarch. Tempers flare, sparks fly, pills are popped, liquor flows and profanity reigns.
The production itself represents two significant, if less turbulent, homecomings.